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FCC Ends Zero-Rated Data Inquiry

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Feb 3, 2017, 3:35 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The FCC today said it will drop its review of sponsored data programs from the likes of AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Under former Chairman Tom Wheeler, the FCC determined the nation's two largest carriers were likely violating net neutrality rules by zero-rating some video services. Now, under the leadership of Chairman Ajit Pai, the agency has reversed course and will drop the investigations. "The Commission finally puts an end to the past Commission’s zero-rating inquiries and recommits to permissionless innovation," said Commissioner Michael O'Rielly in a statement. "While this is just a first step, these companies, and others, can now safely invest in and introduce highly popular products and services without fear of Commission intervention based on newly invented legal theories."

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thebriang

Feb 7, 2017, 4:44 PM

Of course...

I mean what possible harm could come to consumers when the Carrier also owns the entire video chain, and so is Really also the Content Provider and the original Content Creator?

This is what we are about to see, with Verizon, ATT and Comcast, owning most or the entire chain.

Comcocks is gonna have a big leg up with their installed hostage, I mean user base, they will add in some Quadplay Bundle and with it piggybacking on Your home comcast network, they will unfortunately gain market share fast.

Sprint and Tmo will Have to tie up to even stand a chance and they still wont be able to keep market share if the other three decide to cut them out.

Of course almost every Comcocks customer would leave them right now this second if they...
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Zpike

Feb 6, 2017, 1:54 PM

Wow!

How wonderfully big business and big government work when they're in bed together. If anything was worth keeping from Obama's legacy, it was Net Neutrality. But thinking that Donald Trump understands technology is like thinking Obama understands leadership.
 
 
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