Internet analyst and author Larry Downes is asking the FCC why it is considering using a new vendor to manage the NPAC.  His conclusion: "No good reason."

In a piece published by CNET, Downes notes: "Yet with only six months remaining on the contract with its longtime supplier, the Federal Communications Commission seems on the verge of repeating past mistakes by choosing a new vendor to manage the mission-critical system that lets consumers take their existing phone numbers with them when switching services."

Check out the column here: Larry Downes Weighs in on LNPA in CNET