After filed complaints, the FCC has decided to force Verizon to allow users on their network to download third-party apps for tethering. Back in 2008, when Verizon bought a boatload of Spectrum, they agreed to the rules of the purchase, one of those rules was to allow users to use the spectrum freely, but Verizon’s blocking of third-party apps has violated that rule and as such, they now have to remove the ban on those apps.
“Verizon Wireless has always allowed its customers to use the lawful applications of their choice on its networks, and it did not block its customers from using third-party tethering applications,” Verizon claimed in a statement.
That being said, Verizon is “supposedly” reaching out to those channels to have the blocked apps reinstated and to allow users to use those apps. Customers will still have to pay for the tethering service regardless, unless they are part of the recently introduced “Shared Everything Plan.”