Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Shutdown could affect new wireless devices getting to market

An extended government shutdown could affect consumers planning to upgrade their smartphones soon.  And my own Motorola Droid should be getting near the end of its contract this month or next (with Verizon).
I wasn’t aware that the FCC has to approve new wireless products.  That could include other devices like wireless modems and keyboards/mice popular in many homes and small businesses.   It might affect some medical-related devices, like baby monitors.

Brian Fung has a story on “The Switch” in the Washington Post Oct 1, here.   Funny, because conservative Dick Morris has been saying that the FCC is one agency we can just do away with in a debt ceiling showdown.