Net Neutrality enforcement and bashing
Florilegium Nov 22nd, 2017 (edited) 5 Never
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- The US was under the assumption that net neutrality laws applied for 30 years going. It wasn't until Verizon won a lawsuit about it that the rules no longer applied to them. They promptly began fucking everyone over:
- 2005 - Madison River Communications was blocking VOIP services. The FCC put a stop to it.
- 2007-2009 - AT&T was having Skype and other VOIPs blocked because they didn't like there was competition for their cellphones.
- 2011 - MetroPCS tried to block all streaming except youtube.
- 2011-2013, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon were blocking access to Google Wallet because it competed with their bullshit.
- 2012, Verizon was demanding google block tethering apps on android because it let owners avoid their $20 tethering fee. This was despite guaranteeing they wouldn't do that as part of a winning bid on an airwaves auction.
- 2012, AT&T - tried to block access to FaceTime unless customers paid more money.
- 2013, Verizon literally stated that the only thing stopping them from favoring some content providers over other providers were the net neutrality rules in place.
- 2017, Verizon caught throttling customer data in direct violation of FCC Net Neutrality rules
- Remember to archive
- >https://wired com/2011/01/metropcs-net-neutrality-challenge
- >http://businessinsider com/verizon-blocking-google-wallet-2011-12
- >https://washingtonpost com/blogs/post-tech/post/fcc-fines-verizon-125m-for-blocking-tethering-apps/2012/07/31/gJQAXjRLNX_blog.html
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