The Federal Communications Commission decided unanimously on Thursday to review the state of “innovation” in the wireless industry (pdf), reports C/Net. The FCC will investigate (pdf) the state of innovation and competition in the U.S. wireless market, indicating that more regulation may be coming to the industry.
The FCC will look for ways it can stimulate innovation and competition, said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski (pdf). The agency will take a three-pronged approach in its investigation:
- Innovation and investment in the wireless market (pdf)
- “Competitive conditions” (pdf)
- Consumer billing practices (pdf)
It plans to ask industry players and the public to comment on the issues and summarize its findings in a report that could lead to new regulations.