Investigation into the practice of Verizon Wireless "tethering" program
Posted on Jul 31 2012 at 08:18:34 PM in Internet
In the very first transfer of its kind, the Federal Communications Commission said it's accepting the $1.25-million settlement through Verizon wireless carrier to end an investigation into if the business requested Google Inc. to be able to withhold "tethering" software program for Internet sharing.
Till lately, phone companies charged additional fees to allow tethering, or sharing associated with Internet access in between products. Programs stores, like those run simply by Google and also Apple Inc., have proved helpful with carriers and also limited applications that attempt to circumvent individuals fees.
But Verizon's LTE network, which proceeded to go live in past due 2010, uses a slice from the airwaves that carries special conditions — the company is not allowed to prevent any kind of authorized programs through products on the network. Read More >>>