FCC Nominee Will Study Exclusive Wireless Deals

Law360, New York (June 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- President Barack Obama's pick for Federal Communications Commission chair said he would, if confirmed, investigate lawmakers' and lobbyists' growing concerns about the possible anti-competitive and anti-consumer effects of exclusive licensing deals between wireless device makers and service providers.

Julius Genachowski, whose chairmanship nomination advanced out of the Senate Commerce Committee by a 24-1 vote Thursday, said in written responses to questions posed by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., that he planned to review fully a petition for rulemaking on exclusive mobile licensing agreements submitted by the Rural...
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