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ATT’s push to end net neutrality rules continued yesterday in a blog post that says the company has never blocked third-party applications and that it won’t do so even after the rules are gone.
Just one problem: the blog post fails to mention that ATT blocked Apple’s FaceTime video chat application on iPhones in 2012 and 2013. Policy Director Matt Wood of advocacy group Free Press pointed out the omission in a tweet:
I guess you can credit Bob Quinn & @ATTPublicPolicy for having the guts to lie so confidently.
But when it says @freepress’s 2010 #NetNeutrality predictions about mobile blocking were wrong, ATT conveniently omits blocking FaceTime on cellular in 2012. https://t.co/zrl4cI2odn
— (((Matt Wood))) (@mattfwood) December 1, 2017
In ATT’s new blog post, Senior Executive VP Bob Quinn refers back to a prediction Free Press made in 2010 when the first version of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules were adopted.
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