The FCC Rules Verizon Can No Longer Block Free Tethering Apps

| July 31, 2012 | Reply

If you’ve been with Verizon for very long, you remember when big red and other carriers started blocking apps, like PDANet, that would allow free tethering. The FCC started an investigation and has now ruled that in doing this, Verizon violated rules governing the C Block of LTE spectrum by preventing consumers from using any application of their choice. Verizon now must allow these apps for any customer that doesn’t have an unlimited plan. That means, if you have an older unlimited plan (I hope you do) then this won’t mean much for you. Verizon was also ordered to pay $1.25 million dollars in fines for what they had done.

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