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US: FCC moves to reassure critics of AT&T’s sponsored data plan

 |  January 9, 2014

As rivals are up in arms about wireless giant AT&T’s recently revealed plans to allow customers to use Internet services with sponsored companies footing the bill, reports say the Federal Communications Commission is looking to assure rivals and consumers that it will keep a close eye on the operator.

FCC head Tom Wheeler spoke at a consumer electronics convention this week to address the issue. While the FCC promotes innovation, Wheeler said, the regulator is “ready, willing and [has] legal jurisdiction to intervene” should AT&T show anticompetitive business practices.

”We’re pro innovation, pro competition, and we want to protect both,” the commissioner said.

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