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The FCC will launch “a wide-ranging review” of practices in the mobile industry, according to the Wall Street Journal, investigating everything from alleged anti-competitive practices to fees added to consumers’ bills. And if the Journal’s comment board is any indication, the FCC will find plenty of support for ending exclusive deals like the AT&T/iPhone tie-up. Whether or not you agree with the potential government intervention — and I’m typically skeptical of that kind of thing — this very well may lead to some major regulatory reforms. So industry players should pick their battles carefully and make consumer-friendly concessions where they can — before those concessions are forced upon them.