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Stanford Study: T-Mobile's Binge On Is 'Likely Illegal'

"The program limits user choice, distorts competition, stifles innovation and harms free speech on the Internet," says the study's author.

The Verge

The debate over the potential harm of T-Mobile’s Binge On continues, with a new study from Stanford University claiming that the perk violates key net neutrality principles and is “likely illegal.”

Binge On lets T-Mobile subscribers watch videos from streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu without eating into their data plan. It’s proved popular with users, with T-Mobile claiming video views on its network have “more than doubled” since the deal was introduced, but critics say it’s creating a tiered Internet service, with the Uncarrier given the unfair advantage of deciding who wins and who loses.

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