Net neutrality advocates delivered 100,000 letters to the FCC from internet users urging the commission to clamp down on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Comcast for offering zero-rated data services.
Researchers at Northeastern University said recently that the zero-rated video service not only appears to violate net neutrality rules, it also sometimes delivers video of lesser quality than T-Mobile claims. And Binge On sometimes charges users for watching content from providers who are part of the program in spite of terms of the service.
The FCC's net neutrality win in a Washington, D.C., federal appeals court could dampen the enthusiasm of Verizon and AT&T in their pursuit of Yahoo, according to MoffettNathanson.
A D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today voted to uphold the sweeping net neutrality rules proposed by the FCC. The decision drew quick response from the pay-TV industry.
The FCC scored a big win this morning when a Washington, D.C., federal appeals court upheld the legal authority behind its Open Internet Order, which defines rules for net neutrality. The decision is a blow to the wireless carriers and cable TV providers that brought the suit against the FCC, although the battle is far from over.
T-Mobile continues to expand its Binge On offering, adding content from PBS, PBS Kids and a few other partners to the zero-rated video service.
CTIA struck back against the FCC's proposed privacy rules for Internet service providers-- including mobile network operators-- saying the Commission is overstepping its bounds and considering regulations that are "overbroad and harmful."
Sprint is taking a page from T-Mobile's playbook and enabling customers to watch every live match of next month's Copa América Centenario soccer tournament on their phones without incurring data charges.
Zero-rated mobile data offerings may skirt net neutrality principles, but one civil rights group claims they're an effective way for low-income users to access broadband services.
As expected, Netflix today introduced cellular data controls to its mobile apps that will allow mobile users to adjust the settings of their Netflix video streams. The release of the feature comes just weeks after the disclosure that Netflix throttles the transmission of video it makes available to AT&T and Verizon because of those carriers' data overage charges.