Mobile Makes Binge On Throttling Easier to Disable

"Professor Barbara van Schewick submitted a 51-page report to the Federal Communications Commission on Friday that accused the carrier’s program, named Binge On, of violating the FCC’s general conduct rule that bars Internet service providers from unreasonably interfering with customers’ Internet choices.

Schewick also argues that the program harms free expression because it zero-rates sites offering professional entertainment, but not sites that offer user-generated content or educational programs. “If T-Mobile continues to favor entertainment from commercial providers over other content, it turns the mobile Internet offered by T-Mobile into an optimal platform for commercial entertainment at the expense of all other speakers”. Binge On itself is a free service which can be activated from the smartphone dialer through short codes."