Speaking of the FCC, one point of contention between wireless providers and the Commission has been how competition — specifically, spectrum holdings — has been measured. Now, Brendan Sasso of The Hill reports, the way the FCC looks at the wireless marketplace could receive an overhaul:
A senior FCC official told The Hill that Chairman Julius Genachowski plans to circulate an order with the other commissioners next week that would launch a review of the FCC’s rules for analyzing whether any one company has accumulated too much spectrum — the radio frequencies that all wireless devices use to transmit signals.
The commission is expected to vote on the proposal at its September meeting.
Sasso reports wireless providers big and small, and even consumer groups, are happy with the potential overhaul — a rare occurrence, to say the least.