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FCC fines Verizon $1.25 million over tethering app blocks

07/31, 7:43pm

Verizon can no longer block tethering apps

The Federal Communications Commission has ruled that Verizon cannot block tethering apps from being downloaded on phones running on its network. Further, the FCC fined Verizon $1.25 million and required that the carrier modify its data plan pricing model. The decision comes just over year after media reform advocates filed complaints, alleging that Verizon was violating spectrum agreements by blocking tethering apps from being downloaded.

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