Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Congress Approval Rating on the Rebound

Looks like everything in America is pretty hunky-dory, allowing Congress to focus on the real issues ruining the lives of Americans -- the exclusive availability of iPhone on AT&T:

Its official title is "Wireless Innovation and Consumer Protection," but "Really, they're the iPhone hearings," says public interest lobbyist Ben Scott. The House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet is expected to consider the future of cellphone and wireless data communications, including the "unbundling" of cellphones from their carriers, while activists are pushing for a new wireless data network in newly-available spectrum. Both developments could ultimately affect AT&T's exclusive carrier status with Apple.

"We need to unbundle phones," according to Committee Chairman Ed Markey. He told The Street that "The consumer should be king and should be able to take their device with them, to whichever network provider is offering them a better deal…"

Iraq, Iran, oil prices, health care, education... iPhone.

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