Verizon, Google spar over open access again

After Google filed a petition with the FCC, insisting that the regulator put in place stricter terms for Verizon Wireless' C Block 700 MHz open access provisions, Verizon Wireless claimed the petition had "no legal basis." The carrier plans to file its own petition with the FCC soon, but noted that "it's really no surprise that despite not winning spectrum, [Google] continue[s] to try to change the rules and further their own business interests through the regulatory process." The carrier said it knew the rules before it took part in the auction and "of course" they will abide by them, but if it doesn't the carrier points out that "Google or anybody else..." can use "legitimate and expedited ways to address that."-Brian Dolan

For more on Verizon's response:
- read this article from Verizon's policy blog