Posts tagged as: zero-rated

FCC Concerned with AT&T and Verizon’s Zero-Rated Services

The FCC believes zero-rating content can hurt consumers and competition. The agent sent letters to AT&T and Verizon Wireless today calling them out for exempting their own video services (DirecTV Now and go90, respectively) from customers’ data caps. The agency believes the practice gives the carriers’ own services an advantage over competing services. The FCC […]

Cricket Will Not Zero-Rated DirecTV Now

Cricket Wireless¬†is offering customers a one-month free trial of DirecTV Now, the new internet-based television service from AT&T. Unlike AT&T, however, Cricket is not zero-rating DirecTV Now. This means Cricket customers cannot watch an unlimited amount of DirecTV Now via Cricket’s wireless network. Instead, they will be encouraged to seek out WiFi whenever possible. Cricket […]

AT&T Says Zero-Rated Content Is Good for Customers

AT&T says allowing its customers to stream certain content without incurring wireless data fees is beneficial. The comments were made in a letter to the FCC, which, earlier this month, asked AT&T to justify its practice of zero-rating DirecTV content. “These initiatives are precisely the kind of pro-consumer challenges to cable that the Commission heralded […]

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