Susan P. Crawford on American wireless carriers

What’s Good for Verizon and AT&T Is Terrible for American Consumers
Wired
July 26, 2012
Commentary by: Susan P. Crawford, faculty affiliate, Information and Communications Technology and Public Policy Project
Topic: American wireless carriers

“This summer, the very big wireless carriers in America, Verizon (106 million subscribers) and AT&T (99 million), are poised to get even bigger. As they move towards squashing cheap data substitutes for expensive voice minutes, consider charging application providers to reach subscribers, layer on fees for additional devices, and collect overage charges for data usage, they will bulk up on customers and revenue. This is good for them, but not good for the rest of us.”

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