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+ - FCC Complaint Filed over Verizon Tethering Ban

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Hugh Pickens writes
Hugh Pickens writes writes "Cnet reports that the advocacy group Free Press has filed a complaint with the FCC that argues Verizon Wireless shouldn't be allowed to block tethering apps that let people connect their computers to the Internet through their phones' 4G wireless data network. "This practice restricts consumer choice and hinders innovation regardless of which carrier adopts such policies, but when Verizon Wireless employs these restrictions in connection with its LTE network, it also violates the Federal Communications Commission's rules," says the group. . Those rules say Verizon "shall not deny, limit, or restrict the ability of their customers to use the devices and applications of their choice." Google has made tethering apps unavailable through the Android Market for some phones that use wireless services from Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile saying in May it did so at the behest of carriers."
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FCC Complaint Filed over Verizon Tethering Ban

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