CONTACT John M. Simpson, Laura Antonini & Carmen Balber
WASHINGTON, DC -– The Federal Communications Commission’s plan to launch a program to measure mobile broadband service performance in the United States falls short of providing adequate protection, Consumer Watchdog said today. Cell phone carriers must be required to disclose data speeds in their advertisements if consumers are to...
Consumer Watchdog of Santa Monica on Thursday will file a complaint against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) accusing the entity and cell phone carriers of “misleading the public” about the speed of so-called 4G wireless service. “We want the FCC to order the cell phone companies to disclose the actual true speeds on...
Consumer Watchdog Asks FCC to Require Cell Phone Companies to Disclose Data Speeds; Group Cites Widespread Misleading ‘4G’ Claims
CONTACT John M. Simpson, Laura Antonini, Carmen Balber & Harvey Rosenfield
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Citing deceptive and confusing advertising by mobile phone companies concerning data speeds, Consumer Watchdog today petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to require wireless carriers to disclose actual network data speeds. The group told the FCC that technical speed standards for “4G” mobile technology...