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A net neutrality expert just wrote the FCC saying T-Mobile’s Binge On is ‘likely illegal’

January 29, 2016 - Uncategorized

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR T-MOBILE - T-Mobile CEO John Legere introduces Binge On during the Un-carrier X press conference at the Shrine Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Los Angeles. Binge On allows T-Mobile customers to stream video for free without using their LTE data. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/AP Images for T-Mobile)
A Stanford Law professor and net neutrality expert just delivered a damning report to the FCC that claims T-Mobile’s Binge On service is likely illegal. Barbara van Schewick’s report is extensive, but claims that when you appreciate the components of Binge On collectively, it’s actually a big problem: Binge On violates key net neutrality principles that the Open Internet rules are designed to protect and creates harms to Internet openness that the general conduct rule is meant to prevent. Taken together, it is likely that Binge On violates the general conduct rule and is therefore illegal. Specifically, van Schewick writes…

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