Net Neutrality

ESPN Wants to Pay For Customers' Related Cellphone Data Charges

"Net neutrality" advocates upset

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Consumer groups are outraged about a potential plan for ESPN to subsidize smartphone data usage, saying it would violate the principle of net neutrality.

They argue that all Internet traffic should be treated equally and that major corporations should not be able to pay for preferential treatment that wouldn't be available to a small personal blog or a start-up mobile app.