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FCC asked to bar cellular carriers from blocking SMS traffic

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Abstract

A handful of public-interest groups have filed a petition (PDF) with the Federal Communications Commission asking it to prevent cellular service providers from blocking text messages from advocacy groups and advertisers. Filed by Public Knowledge, the Consumers Union, EDUCAUSE, Free Press, and four other groups, the petition cites a couple of recent examples of text-message blocking by cellular carriers.

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