Wireless Industry Oligopoly
"If the people who brought us television had played by the same rules that today's wireless carriers impose — we'd probably all be listening to the radio," Ryan Singel claims. "Which is a nice way of saying the wireless industry — AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile — needs some ground rules that make clear they are common carriers that get the right to rent the airwaves by abiding by fair rules." The freedom the U.S. enjoys with television and internet broadband should also apply to the world of mobiles, he says. "What we really need is to break the carriers' stranglehold on devices."