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Enabling FaceTime Over Our Mobile Broadband Network | AT&T

Posted by: Bob Quinn on August 22, 2012 at 8:56 am

Last week, we confirmed plans to make FaceTime available over our mobile broadband network for our ATT Mobile Share data plan customers. 

FaceTime is a video chat application that has been pre-loaded onto every ATT iPhone since the introduction of iPhone 4.  Customers have been using this popular app for several years over Wi-Fi.  ATT does not have a similar preloaded video chat app that competes with FaceTime or any other preloaded video chat application.  Nonetheless, in another knee jerk reaction, some groups have rushed to judgment and claimed that ATT’s plans will violate the FCC’s net neutrality rules.  Those arguments are wrong. 

Providers of mobile broadband Internet access service are subject to two net neutrality requirements: (1) a transparency requirement pursuant to which they must disclose accurate information regarding the network management practices, performance, and commercial terms of their

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