Text-messaging fee hikes antitrust?

060123_blackberry_hmed_8a_hmediumFederal investigators are being asked if there’s an antitrust problem with a 100% jump in some text-messaging charges by the four companies that control most of the market — Verizon, AT&T, Sprint Nextel, and T-Mobile.  School of Law Professor Keith Hylton, an expert in antitrust law, says it might look suspicious, “but the law requires proof of conspiracy, not merely parallel conduct.”

Contact Keith Hylton, 617-353-8959, knhylton@bu.edu

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