Tech companies in favor of net neutrality rules are asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to make its position known to the public with regards to zero rating services that are potentially in violation of said rules. More than 50 firms, including familiar names such as Pinterest, Kickstarter, Foursquare and Yelp, have sent a letter to the FCC, effectively requesting the agency to be more open about its review of wireless streaming freebies currently being offered by a number of providers.
Subscribers of the biggest wireless carrier in the United States will be able to enjoy watching zero rated video via the Go90 mobile app beginning this week. This was revealed by Fran Shammo, the chief financial officer of Verizon Wireless, during a recent investors conference. Shammo said that customers viewing sponsored video content will never worry about their monthly data allowances getting affected.
Verizon Wireless introduced its Go90 mobile video service back in September of last year, and later made it available to all users, regardless of whether they subscribers of the Big Red or not. But a few days ago, it was reported by The Verge that the biggest wireless carrier in the United States would not be charging its own subscribers for the data they use up over its mobile video service.
Perhaps learning from what T-Mobile’s Binge On feature has been going through (which is a lot), Verizon Wireless is more careful in introducing its own take on a service that allows subscribers to stream or downloading without having to worry about it eating away at their data allowances.
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