Jan 6, 2014
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AT&T’s Sponsored Data is bad for the internet, the economy, and you
AT&T today announced a new “Sponsored Data” program that lets developers and brands pay to deliver content to your mobile device outside of your data caps. It sounds great for consumers on its face — you’ll be able to get more stuff without paying for it! — but in reality it’s a huge blow to the free and vibrant market of the internet economy, and the first step towards a new era of carrier control. 

AT&T’s Sponsored Data is bad for the internet, the economy, and you

AT&T today announced a new “Sponsored Data” program that lets developers and brands pay to deliver content to your mobile device outside of your data caps. It sounds great for consumers on its face — you’ll be able to get more stuff without paying for it! — but in reality it’s a huge blow to the free and vibrant market of the internet economy, and the first step towards a new era of carrier control. 

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