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AT&T and Verizon shouldn't exempt their own apps from data caps, FCC says

AT&T and Verizon shouldn't exempt their own apps from data caps, FCC says

U.S. regulators are calling out AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. for exempting their own video apps from data caps on customers' cellphones.

This may not result in any changes in how the wireless carriers operate, however, because agency leaders appointed by President-elect Donald Trump are expected to look more favorably on such practices.

The Federal Communications Commission sent letters to the country's biggest wireless carriers Thursday saying the way they handle the practice, known as zero rating, can hurt competition and consumers. The agency had warned AT&T in November and said in its Thursday letter that AT&T's response did not ease its...

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