WASHINGTON,The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a non-partisan public policy group, says the Federal Communications Commission is ignoring the growth of wireless services as it continues to debate regulation of traditional telephone series.

“The telecom industry and its consumer applications are changing rapidly, but the FCC so far has been stuck in the same old regulatory rut,” said Braden Cox, CEI technology counsel, in a statement..

In “Wireless Substitution and Competition”, Stephen Pociask, president of Telenomic Research, said the FCC “must take a broader view of the marketplace for phone service, including the possibility that consumers will replace their traditional land-line connections with wireless service or a Voice over IP (VoIP) connection.”

To read the report, see: www.cei.org/pdf/4329.pdf