Verizon Wireless Pays $1.25 Million to Settle FCC Complaint2012.08.01 08:11 by Daniela
Keywords: Verizon, FCC
Verizon Wireless was fined $1.25 million on Tuesday over allegations that it restricted customer access to tethering apps. The FCC found that Verizon was wrong to block access to such apps, which customers were using to get around Verizon's old $30 monthly mobile hotspot charge.
The case dates back to June 2011 when consumer group Free Press filed a complaint with the FCC against Verizon Wireless for allegedly requesting that Google block tethering apps in the Android Market. The FCC said that by blocking these applications, Verizon has violated the open access conditions that were placed on the block of spectrum the company is using to build its 4G LTE network.
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