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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

AT&T To Make Face Time Available Over Cellular Network: Does New Plan Violate Net Neutrality Rules?

The New York Times reports that AT&T's new FaceTime option, to be available over its cellular network, may violate the FCC's network neutrality rules. AT&T plans to make the option available only to customers to subscribe to its shared data plans, not to customers on older plans. According to John Bergmayer of the NGO Public Knowledge, “There is no technical reason why one data plan should be able to access FaceTime and another not." AT&T says Face Time is still available to customers of older plans over its wireless network. More here.

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