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The Atlantic | 12.18.15

How Mobile Carriers Skirt Net-Neutrality Rules

Ingrid Burrington

D&S artist in residence Ingrid Burrington explores how the FCC’s net neturality rules are applied differently to mobile carriers than to wired broadband carriers and the effects on how people experience and perceive the mobile Internet vs. the Internet accessed on a laptop or desktop computer.

It really seems too obviously out of line to be true—mobile carriers are literally partnering with large media companies to subsidize data-devouring streaming services, while what might be considered the “open Internet” remains a paid service (and, considering the amount of data consumed by advertising alone, a lot of users are paying to view stuff they actually don’t care about at all).

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