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Today Reuters reported that wireless carriers are delaying text-to-donate for political campaigns. You can read the story here.
The following is attributable to Michael Weinberg, Vice President, Institute for Emerging Innovation:
“Carriers should not have the power to drag their feet and prevent people from donating to political campaigns. For five years we have been demanding that the FCC make it clear that carriers do not get to decide what consumers can and cannot do with text messaging.
“The fact that this is even an issue is Chairman Genachowski’s shame. The FCC continues to ignore the fact that text messaging exists and is used billions of times each year. It is well past time that the FCC make it clear that consumers – not carriers – get to choose what they do with text messaging.”