FCC Keeps Cellular Outage Reports Secret

Wouldn’t it be nice to definitively know which cellphone network had the fewest outages?

The good news is that the FCC has collected this information since 2004. The bad news is that they won’t release it, even after MSNBC filed a Freedom of Information Act request (which any citizen can do online, here) citing “national security risks.”

Disclosing the reports risks but one thing: that consumers will use the information to make informed purchases. — BEN POPKEN

Why Cell Phone Outage Reports Are Secret [The Red Tape Chronicles] (Thanks to Paul!)