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Top Two Wireless Carriers In The US Questioned Over Zero-Rated Data Offerings

According to a report published by the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has sent letters of warning to industry leaders Verizon Wireless and AT&T, saying that their respective zero rated data offerings could cause unfair competition and bring harm to mobile users.

Verizon Not Affected By KT’s Quest To Become First 5G Carrier In The World

According to a report published by the Korea IT News recently this week, South Korean wireless carrier KT has practically declared that it will become the first mobile operator in the world to successfully commercialize 5G technology about three years from now.

Former Verizon Employee Pleads Guilty To Illegally Selling Customers’ Records

Daniel Eugene Traeger, a former employee of wireless industry giant Verizon Wireless, has entered a guilty plea to the charge of illegally selling phone call records and location information of Verizon customers to a certain private investigator, according to a report published by the Associated Press.

 

Comcast Partnering With Verizon Wireless To Launch Wireless Service Next Year

According to Brian Roberts, chief executive officer of Comcast, the company will be officially joining the wireless market in 2017 by leveraging its network of 15 million Wi-Fi hotspots as well as a 5 year old mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreement with industry leader Verizon Wireless. The move to partner with the biggest mobile operator in the United States also serves as a means for Comcast to set up a new revenue stream.

 

Verizon Now Lets Customers Watch Live Football Matches For Free Via The NFL Mobile App

The biggest wireless carrier in the United States has just announced that users can now view live football games by way of the NFL Mobile app without having to worry about paying any data fees. Verizon Wireless has officially launched zero rate data via the National Football League’s app, which shows live local and nationally broadcasted matches such as Sunday night games and Monday Night football. The Big Red is making the deal available to postpaid subscribers under the wireless carrier’s LTE network.

Verizon, AT&T Being Sued For Handing Discounts On 911 Charges To Business Customers

Dozens of lawsuits have been filed in numerous states across America, saying that carriers such as Verizon Wireless and AT&T are giving businesses discounts on 911 emergency call services, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.

Mobile Operators Prepare To Handle Heavy Wireless Data At DNC

A week ago, Republican supporters consumed Super Bowl level loads at the Republican National Convention (RNC) held in the city of Cleveland in Ohio. This week, the same thing is likely to happen in the city of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, where the Democratic National Convention will take place. Wireless carriers, however, are ready to handle all that mobile data.

 

Verizon Is The One Most Likely To Acquire Yahoo!

Reports have indicated that the biggest wireless carrier in America will be the likely buyer of Yahoo! Inc. It is also quite possible that the completion of the acquisition will be made official in the next few days. Of course, the deal will have some significant repercussions. Chief among them will be the end of the Marissa Mayer’s reign as the chief executive officer of Yahoo. During her time as CEO of Yahoo, Mayer had worked to rejuvenate the ailing Yahoo brand, but her tenure was far from being controversy free. 

 

Net Neutrality Supporters Urging FCC To Take Action Against Zero-Rating Offers

Now that the United States Court of Appeals has upheld the net neutrality rules imposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over a year ago, advocates of those rules are demanding that the agency take immediate action in addressing zero rating deals offered by various broadband and wireless companies. 

 

US Court Of Appeals Upholds Net Neutrality Rules Imposed By The FCC Last Year

Count this is another win for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in its long time bid to make the information superhighway a fair and open place for every consumer and business entity. Just this week, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled to uphold the net neutrality rules established by the FCC more than a year ago.

 

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