Wireless Week is reporting that the Rural Cellular Association (RCA) is petitioning the FCC to investigate handset exclusivity arrangements with carriers. Cited as an example: the iPhone is exclusive to AT&T, AT&T only offers roaming service in many rural areas, so the iPhone become unavailable to much of rural America, etc. According to the RCA, this only serves to increace the devide between urban and rural communities.
Rural Carriers Petition FCC Against Exclusive Handset Deals
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