Rep. Waxman Statement on Court Ruling on FCC Data-Roaming Order

Dec 4, 2012

Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman released the following statement on the D.C. Circuit ruling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) data roaming rules:

“Congress has tasked the FCC with protecting consumers and promoting competition in the 21st century communications marketplace – and requiring reasonable terms for data roaming does just that,” said Rep. Waxman.  “We expect to be able to use our mobile broadband devices anytime and anywhere and regional wireless providers simply can’t compete without offering nationwide service.  Today’s decision from the D.C. Circuit is a victory for the American consumer’s ability to access the wonders of mobile technology, no matter what wireless carrier they choose.”