Verizon To Pay 1.25 Million To FCC For Blocking Tethering Apps

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After an investigation for violating the FCC  C Block of the LTE spectrum, Verizon Wi-fi should pay to the FCC a sum of  $1.25 million contract for blockading tethering apps, customers can now use the Bid Pink plan for $20 per 30 days so to use any tethering app to their tool within the cellular play retailer so long as the "utilization-primarily based plan" pricing is used.

FCC release:

Under the terms of today’s settlement, Verizon Wireless will make a voluntary payment to the Treasury in the amount of $1.25 million, and has committed to notifying the application store operator that it no longer objects to the availability of the tethering applications to C-Block network customers in the operator’s online market. Verizon Wireless has also agreed to implement a compliance plan, requiring
that:

  1. employees will receive training on compliance with the C Block rules;
  2. future communications with application store operators regarding the availability of applications to Verizon Wireless customers will be reviewed in advance by legal counsel; and
  3. Verizon will report any instances of noncompliance with the rule at issue that might occur during the two-year term of the plan.

In addition, the company recently revised its service offerings such that consumers on usage-based pricing plans may tether, using any application, without paying an additional fee.

 

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