FCC takes annual look at wireless-industry competition

The FCC revealed its annual report on competition in the wireless industry, which this time analyzes a suite of wireless innovations such as messaging and wireless broadband, and failed to make solid conclusions. "While we understand that the commission is not making any conclusion about the state of competition in the market, nor are they suggesting that the marketplace has changed to the detriment of consumers during 2008, we nonetheless are disappointed and confused as to why they've chosen not to make a finding of 'effective competition' for that year," Steve Largent, president and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association®, said in a statement. "We believe, based on the facts submitted, that a determination of effective competition in the wireless marketplace is not only inescapable, but is actually quite simple," Largent said.

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