Skype asks FCC for wireless network neutrality
February 26th, 2007

Skype is trying to force us cellphone carriers to open up there networks to let people make free skype calls.

[via Ars Technica and Engadget]

Skype is asking that the so-called Carterfone rules (circa 1968) be applied to the wireless industry, which basically “allowed consumers to hook any device up to the phone network, so long as it did not harm the network.”

(..) Unsurprisingly, carriers are less than enthralled about the notion, and a cellular trade group has already reacted by calling Skype’s proposal one that “completely disregards consumer benefits provided by a competitive marketplace,” which is certainly nominated for laughable statement of the year.


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