AT&T Sponsored Data: Is It As Bad As People Think? Will the FCC Stop It? – Dana Frix

By | LXBN | January 16, 2014

Net neutrality has never been a bigger news topic, especially with the D.C. Circuit striking down the FCC’s rules on the matter. But before that ruling came down, there was another big development with major net neutrality implications as AT&T unveiled its “Sponsored Data” feature. As part of that, content providers can partner with AT&T so that their data usage doesn’t count against customers’ data caps. While it could be a useful feature, open Internet advocates have voiced much criticism.