Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

Our Coming Wireless World

The market research firm In-Stat reports that 9.4 percent of the nation's 193 million wireless subscribers have already made their mobile phone their primary phone and the firm expects that percentage to grow to 23 to 37 percent by 2009.

Hopefully our wireline-obsessed policymakers in Washington will read this report and realize that their seemingly endless efforts to regulate wireline networks will only seek to further disadvantage those networks relative to the new wireless and Internet-based competitiors. Of course, it is more likely that lawmakers and regulators will simply respond to this news by finding new ways to regulate new wireless technologies and competitors.

posted by Adam Thierer @ 10:53 AM | Wireless