Skype Asks FCC To Open Up Cellular Networks

Skype has filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission to remove restrictions by wireless phone carriers on the kind of software communications applications that their subscribers want to use. The company requested the agency to apply the “Carterfone” decision to the wireless industry. The said rule permits consumers to connect any device to a phone network even if it has not been approved by the company so long as it does not impair the network. At present, the principle only covers wired telephone, cable TV, and data networks offered by both services such as DSL and cable.
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