Spread 'Em, Wireless Companies — It's Time For An FCC Probe

Back in July, Consumer Reports revealed that the FCC would be taking a long, close look at cell phone companies, and this week it’s finally time for that probe.

USA Today reports the FCC’s probe has not one, not two, but three prongs (youch!):

The FCC’s probe, expected to be discussed Thursday at its regular meeting, has three parts: One will examine wireless competition; the second will look at barriers to entry and investment; the third will focus on consumer billing, including wireless contracts.

Could this be the beginning of the end of long-term commitments, outrageous prices and iPhone-AT&T-style exclusives? We can only hope.

FCC takes aim this week at protecting wireless consumers [USA Today]
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