AT&T’s FaceTime Restrictions Could Be Violating FCC Rules ➝

Brian Chen:

Public Knowledge, a nonprofit group that focuses on Internet law, says that by prohibiting its other customers from using the video-calling feature on the network, AT&T is violating net-neutrality rules by blocking a service that potentially competes with its own.

No word from the FCC yet, but I hope they do the right thing and keep AT&T from blocking FaceTime for its non-shared data customers. I’ve been holding onto unlimited data since the release of the original iPhone and would prefer to keep it rather than move over to the shared data plans just for FaceTime.