SPOTLIGHT: Google calls out Verizon Wireless' "open" plans

TODAY'S SPOTLIGHT... Google calls out Verizon Wireless' "open" plans
Google is petitioning the FCC to obtain a guarantee from Verizon Wireless promising the operator will honor its commitment to open access. A Google filing Friday raises concerns that Verizon isn't fully dedicated to the open-access restrictions instituted by the FCC over the nationwide C block of 700 MHz spectrum the federal agency auctioned in March--the provisions mandate the C block winner (i.e., Verizon Wireless) allow consumers carte blanche authority over the devices and applications that run on the spectrum, and it seems Google fears Verizon won't uphold its end of the bargain. Read Jason Ankeny's column on Google's open access petition in FierceDeveloper.

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