Verizon refusing to connect Jeff Jarvis' LTE Nexus a very, very dumb move. If I buy a new LTE tablet and want to shift my SIM card to it, the FCC rules would seem to require Verizon to allow me to do that. 70% of Verizon's traffic goes over 20 MHz of spectrum that was auctioned with clear open access regulations. Mike Powell's finest moment was his Four Freedoms speech at the 2004 Silicon Flatirons
. "Freedom to Attach Personal Devices. Third, consumers should be permitted to attach any devices they choose." His FCC successor, Kevin Martin, repeated the principles, codified them and incorporated them into the rules for the 2008 spectrum auction. Both are conservative Republicans who understood that the Carterphone decision allowing connecting to the phone network strongly encouraged competition.
We now have a prima facie case of Verizon breaking the rules.