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Just about a month ago the FCC quietly handed the telecom industry another favor by voting to reclassify text messages as an “information service” instead of a “telecommunications service” under the Telecom Act, effectively freeing text messaging practices from government oversight. While the FCC stated the move was essential in order to fight text spam, consumer groups were quick to note the lack of oversight provided cellular carriers a nifty way to hamper third-party SMS services that might just compete with, or cause problems for, their own offerings.

Fast forward to this month, and lo and behold, Verizon’s already

Article source: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190115/07375341392/heels-favorable-fcc-ruling-verizon-imposes-spam-fees-text-message-service-schools-nonprofits.shtml

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