FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has a dream. He envisions an America where the 700MHz spectrum that’s being auctioned off soon goes to the people, not a company full of rules and restrictions. Gone are the days of locked phones and lengthy contracts. Instead we all live in a place where any device can be used to tap into a mobile broadband network.
Rock and Roll Fantasy aside, it would be great if the telecom companies stopped jerking us around and actually gave us choice. Did you know that some carriers require manufacturers to remove WiFi from devices so consumers are locked into their service? Ridiculous! Hopefully we’ll see wireless reform over the next few years between Kevin Martin and Congress.
New rules could rock wireless world [USA Today]