US: FCC rescinds previous report on AT&T and Verizon zero-rating practices

The US Federal Communications Commission has issued an order that ‘sets aside and rescinds’ a report on zero-rating practices that the Commission released in January 2017. The report concluded that zero rating services offered by AT&T and Verizon presented risks to consumers and competition. The newly issued order notes that the inquiry which lead to the January report is closed, and that guidance, determinations, and conclusions of the report ‘will have no legal or other effete or meaning going forward’. The concerned companies have also been informed about the closing of the inquiry.