FCC's Mike O'Rielly comments on Verizon locking phones.

Our post from yesterday about Verizon's soon to be new locking policy has received a response from a member of the FCC, Mike O'Rielly, seem to quickly want to warrant Verizon an exception:
This led to a reply from Public Knowledge's Senior Vice President, Harold Feld:
Followers of the wireless industry will say that the FCC always seems to do whatever Verizon wants.

When Verizon was granted approval to use the block of spectrum that gave its users 4G, a cause was added that all devices must be unlocked and free to move to other carriers. Verizon agreed but then tried to sue to have it removed.

This does seem like one way Verizon is getting around a rule they never really agreed with.

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