A couple of days ago we reported on an FCC order which (a) made changes in the rules regarding “home roaming” and (b) solicited comments on whether automatic roaming for data services should be required. The order (broken out into two separate parts) has now been published in the Federal Register. That publication has two effects. First, it establishes the effective date of the change in the “home roaming” rule. Mark May 28, 2010, on your calendar for that.

And second, it sets the comment and reply comment dates with respect to the data roaming questions. Comments are due by June 14, replies by July 12.