The FCC recently sent letters to major telecoms such as AT&T and Verizon, relating concerns about zero ratings services being bad for competition. The carriers told the Commission to back-off or potentially face consequences from the incoming Trump administration.
Under zero ratings, carriers
essentially offer certain services to consumers that don’t count against
their data limits; those can include video programming using services
like DirecTV that AT&T is offering, Inside Towers has reported. Verizon handles its Go90 streaming service the same way.
The issue is major telecoms that own
the majority of the networks providing internet connections can afford
to remove data charges while streaming; other companies that have to pay
the charges to provide the same streaming service cannot. Continue Reading