Carriers connect with FCC over connected cars.

A consortium of wireless carriers representing the CTIA (née the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, now “The Wireless Association”)—including AT&T, Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm, Sprint and Verizon—met with FCC officials to talk about two policy areas: more spectrum and the Open Internet proceeding. Regarding the latter, the carriers said, “It is vitally important that policymakers recognize that wireless is different; industry innovation should not be stifled by unnecessary government regulation.” Editor’s $0.02: Loose translation of the statement on Open Internet: “You should let us charge whatever we want, to whomever we want, for Internet access.” Fight this!