FCC Chairman Pai Ends Obama-era Investigation of 'Zero-rating' Data Plans
February 7, 2017
Zero-rating is when Internet providers exempt certain streaming services and downloads from counting against a customer’s total data charges. Examples include AT&T’s access to DirecTV Now, T-Mobile’s Binge On, and Verizon’s NFL streaming. Previous CEI blog posts have explained the myriad consumer benefits of these services and some of the opposition they’ve faced inside the Beltway and abroad. My CEI colleague Wayne Crews has also highlighted the absurdity of the FCC’s previous position on net neutrality.
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