The cell phone industry not only engages in price-gouging, but its anti-competitive practices have left the United States wireless industry lagging behind the rest of the world. And university scholars, city and state government, and private enterprise are working to bridge the digital divide in Chicago.
Cell phone policies are being investigated by Congress, and the FreeMyPhone campaign is harnessing consumer anger over closed wireless networks in hopes of creating policy solutions to open them up. And the Bronx News Network is bringing local news to underserved areas in the northwest Bronx.
Calls Grow Louder for Open Wireless Networks