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The FCC this morning issued a new mobile data roaming rule that requires carriers to deliver data on their networks at  “reasonable” rates. It’s a move that was lobbied for by Sprint, T-Mobile USA and many small carriers, but it was opposed by Verizon Wireless and AT&T. The FCC found that the two largest network operators had engaged in few data roaming agreements on their 3G networks, and appeared even less willing to commit to forging such deals with the LTE services. Both VZW and AT&T complained about the new rule, but I think it’s a reasonable mandate that will ensure users can access data without breaking the bank when they’re not covered by their own networks.