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Report: ESPN considering deal to pay for heavy users' data consumption

05/09, 8:29pm

Verizon and AT&T express interest in the general idea

According to recent reports, media companies with high-bandwidth apps are considering deals with wireless carriers to ensure users can consume the content without being slapped with data overage fines. Reportedly, sports network ESPN has had discussions with at least one carrier to subsidize users' wireless data usage, with the company paying to offset data used by subscribers.

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