One month after T-Mobile US won a declaratory ruling that could force AT&T and Verizon Wireless to charge lower prices for data roaming, AT&T is trying to reverse the decision.
The Federal Communications Commission order siding with T-Mobile will create a “hopelessly vague and unpredictable” standard for determining whether roaming prices one carrier charges another are reasonable, AT&T said. The telecom filed its challenge late Friday, Politico reported, and the fling was posted online by National Journal reporter Brendan Sasso.
T-Mobile asked the FCC for specific guidance and enforcement criteria for determining whether any given data roaming agreement is commercially reasonable, and the FCC granted the request. The FCC’s ruling says that roaming prices can be judged against retail rates, international rates, and resale rates, among other factors. That specific guidance gives T-Mobile a better chance of winning future challenges against rates charged by AT&T and Verizon.
Read 5 remaining paragraphs | Comments

Leave a Reply