Verizon infringes net neutrality (again) with data-free Fios streaming


US Wireless carriers aren’t big fans of net neutrality, which we’ve seen many, many times before. And, big surprise, Verizon’s here to do it again.

Just like AT&T offering to stream DirecTV to your mobile phone without counting towards your data cap, Verizon will now allow you to stream over 100 channels using the Verizon Fios mobile app directly to your mobile device, all without eating into your monthly data allowance. It also works with your DVR, as well as on-demand content. Considering this is the closest thing Verizon has to a DirecTV competitor, so it’s only a surprise that they didn’t roll out this blatant NN violation earlier.

Verizon is positioning this as added value to their smaller data packages, if unlimited data isn’t your cup of tea. They’re technically right, but this also makes Netflix, Hulu, and pretty much every other video streaming service significantly less valuable to customers on those capped data plans.

On the bright side, at least this data-free streaming is more attractive than Go90.

source: Verizon

About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.

  • Adam Guillette

    I don’t like Verizon, but it’s silly to complain when a carrier is offering you something for free. If the government stepped in and put a stop to it we wouldn’t exactly be better off.