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FCC Launched Investigation Into Exclusive Handset Deals

Grant Gross of IDG News report: “The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will launch an investigation into exclusive handset deals between mobile carriers and handset makers, acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps said. Copps has instructed FCC staff to open an inquiry into exclusive handset deals, he said during a speech at the Pike and Fischer Broadband Summit Thursday.”

In a related video, Harold Feld, Legal Director of Public Knowledge further elaborates on the practice of handset exclusivity and the ongoing efforts to outlaw the practice (source):

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