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Old January 19th, 2012, 07:32 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ushneb View Post
This only applies to LTE, but has anyone looked at the Open Access clause that came with the C Block that Verizon bought in 2008. The same C Block that powers the LTE we use today? It talks about how Verizon is blocking Android Market apps that gives tethering abilities for either a lower cost or no cost compared to what Verizon is charging. Essentially saying that you didn't need to pay Verizon in the first place for LTE tethering. Also stated in the open access clause is that unless it's harmful to Verizon's network such as impairing network security there's no reason for Verizon to deny you access to capabilities that are native to your device.

So it also says that you would be able to use as much data as you'd like because they had agreed to these clauses going into the spectrum auction.

Actually this was the clause that was triggered once the C block hit $4.25 billion, iirc. Google bid it up just so these rules would be triggered then backed out so Verizon could win. I think they ended up winning the block for about $9+ billion.
links to back this up?
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