Kohl Calls For Antitrust Action In Cell Phone Market

Law360, New York (July 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission to remove barriers to competition in the cell phone market, expressing broad concerns about how dominant carriers' behavior could affect prices and service for wireless consumers.

Kohl sent a letter Monday to Christine Varney, assistant attorney general in the DOJ's Antitrust Division, and Julius Genachowski, recently confirmed FCC chairman, saying that the two agencies need to take proactive steps — including strengthening regulation, oversight and antitrust enforcement efforts —...
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