Google has released a full version of its response to the FCC’s inquiry on Apple’s ban of Google Voice from the App Store.
When we submitted our letter on August 21, we asked the FCC to redact certain portions that involved sensitive commercial conversations between two companies — namely, a description of e-mails, telephone conversations, and in-person meetings between executives at Google and Apple.
Shortly afterward, several individuals and organizations submitted Freedom of Information Act requests with the FCC seeking access to this information. While we could have asked the FCC to oppose those requests, in light of Apple’s decision to make its own letter fully public and in the interest of transparency, we decided to drop our request for confidentiality. Today the FCC posted the full content of our letter to their website (PDF).
We continue to work with Apple and others to bring users the best mobile Google experience possible.
By, Richard Whitt, Washington Telecom and Media Counsel