Court Upholds F.C.C. Rule on Use of Data Networks
Edward Wyatt reporting for The New York Times:
Cellphone companies must allow customers of competing wireless carriers to use their networks for the Internet and e-mail when outside their home territory, a federal appeals court said here on Tuesday.
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said that just as the Federal Communications Commission required wireless carriers to allow voice-service roaming by customers of other carriers, it also can require the same, at commercially reasonable rates, for data customers — in essence, those who use smartphones, tablets and other wireless devices.
Hooray for the courts giving the FCC the power to do something, it’s been a while since something like that happened.