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Last week, the FCC ruled that Verizon Wireless can’t keep its customers from downloading tethering apps, or apps that let you share your phone’s internet connection like a hotspot with other devices. It’s great news, but does it actually affect you, even if you’re not a Verizon Wireless customer? Let’s take a look. 

What Happened?

If you’re a Verizon Wireless customer, you probably know that for a while you couldn’t find tethering apps in Google Play from your phone. Verizon had pressured Google to block access to tethering apps from Verizon Wireless devices, so if you wanted to install them you had to sideload them yourself. When the FCC got word of this (via an complaint filed by Free Press) , they started an investigation. Photo by Eugene. read more at lifehacker


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