The following statement is attributed to Public Knowledge President and Co-Founder Gigi B. Sohn:
“The Commission took exactly the right path today when it voted to look at all aspects of competition in the wireless industry. For too long, the appearance of competition among a few carriers has masked underlying anti-competitive industry practices ranging from consumer contracts to roaming agreements.
“We also hope that as part of the Commission’s ambitious agenda to examine the wireless market and to encourage innovation that it will act soon on our petition to declare that wireless carriers cannot block text messages or decline to provide short codes based on the content of the message or short code.”
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