FCC Hanging Up On Skype Open Access Request
Skype wanted the Federal Communications Commission to compel wireless carriers to permit the use of its VoIP technology on their networks. The entrenched carriers wanted no part of it, and the FCC’s chairman sided with them.
The Carterfone decision that allowed people to connect any device to AT&T’s network, not just phones purchased from AT&T, didn’t sway FCC chairman Kevin Martin. Skype Journal cited Martin’s disappointing comments at the CTIA show in Las Vegas:
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