FCC seeks data about early termination fees

January 27th, 2010 - 1:41 am ICT by BNO News  

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday sent letters to major U.S. companies to gather facts and data on wireless early termination fees in an effort to improve consumer information and transparency.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Bureau Chief Joel Gurin and Wireless Bureau Chief Ruth Milkman directed that letters be sent to AT&T, Google, Sprint, Nextel, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless to gather information on the consumer experience with wireless early termination fees.

“I commend the Commission staff for its ongoing and proactive examination of the consumer experience in the wireless marketplace,” said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. “I look forward to reviewing the responses to the letters and the recommendations from staff regarding next steps.”

This inquiry follows last week’s launch of the FCC’s Consumer Task Force, which was established to promote cross-agency collaboration on the Commission’s consumer agenda.

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