Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 1st Aug 2009 11:02 UTC, submitted by OSGuy
Legal Apple's rejection of the Google Voice iPhone application and the removal of 3rd party clients proved to be the last straw, and now the Federal Communications Commission is involved. The FCC has begun an investigation into the matter. "The Federal Communications Commission has a mission to foster a competitive wireless marketplace, protect and empower consumers, and promote innovation and investment," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said, "Recent news reports raise questions about practices in the mobile marketplace."
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RE[2]: It's bout time
by snozzberry on Sun 2nd Aug 2009 17:42 UTC in reply to "RE: It's bout time"
snozzberry
Member since:
2005-11-14

Is it really needed to goverment to take part in this?

The government allocates the bandwidth AT&T is permitted to use, so yes. lern2government

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RE[3]: It's bout time
by dindin on Sun 2nd Aug 2009 18:45 in reply to "RE[2]: It's bout time"
dindin Member since:
2006-03-29

The government allocates the bandwidth AT&T is permitted to use, so yes. lern2government

The goverment did not allocate the bandwidth to AT&T. AT&T and other carriers bought the specturm allocated for cellular service in an auction. The goverment collected large amounts of money for it as well - carriers issued bonds for Billions of $$$ to pay for this.

Actually, the goverment also sold a slice of spectrum that would enable all devices and applications to be utilized - a dumb pipe - in the last auction. This is the one Google up'd the bid to the minimum and then simply sat on the sidelines.

Edited 2009-08-02 18:46 UTC

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