"The wireless industry is the last place regulators should be looking for alleged anti-competitive behavior. The wireless market is intensely competitive, and consumers enjoy a dizzying array of competing mobile platforms and service arrangements," said Ryan Radia, Information Policy Analyst. "Consumers looking for a mobile handset can select from the open source HTC G1 to the walled-off iPhone, and everything in between. In addition, practically every big wireless provider offers both long-term and month-to-month service options. Where is the anti-competitive behavior?"
"The FCC's rumored investigation appears to be an agency-serving attempt to enable the Commission to write endless rules and host countless workshops about the wireless sector," said Wayne Crews, Vice President for Policy and Director of Technology Studies. "Genuine market-driven competition -- not artificial, government-imposed 'openness' -- is the best way to promote consumer choice. Launching 'three-pronged inquiries' into frontier industries like multimedia wireless services will only cement an authoritative regulatory role in the industry."