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FCC Data Roaming Proposal Divides Opinions

Verizon and AT&T object to mandated mobile data roaming, while public interest groups and smaller carriers support it.

Opinions are divided among the nation's largest wireless carriers and public interest groups on whether the Federal Communications Commission can and should mandate automatic mobile data roaming. Expressing opposition to the proposed rule were Verizon Wireless and AT&T, while Sprint, along with public interest groups, rural carrier associations, and smaller carriers are in favor of it.