Commerce Asks FCC To Make Carriers Unlock Cellphones

Law360, New York (September 17, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT) -- An arm of the U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to require wireless providers to "unlock" cellphones and tablets on request from their customers, enabling them to switch their devices to other networks.

The proposal by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration arose from a petition signed by more than 114,000 people on the executive branch's "We the People" website. The petition asked the White House to reverse a decision by the librarian of Congress restricting consumers' ability to unlock their phones...
To view the full article, register now.