Monday, 26 June 2017

Verizon Wireless ordered to stop blocking tethering apps

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Thursday 02 August 12

U.S. operator pays $1.25 million to settle FCC investigation into breach of C-Block licence obligations.

Verizon Wireless has paid $1.25 million to settle a U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigation into allegations that it pressured Google to block third-party tethering applications from its Android app store. Verizon charges a $20 monthly fee for customers who want to tether, i.e. to use their smartphone as a mobile broadband hotspot to connect another device…

Verizon Wireless has paid $1.25 million to settle a U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigation into allegations that it pressured Google to block third-party tethering applications from its Android app store. Verizon charges a $20 monthly fee for customers who want to tether, i.e. to use their smartphone as a mobile broadband hotspot to connect another device…

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