'Nanny telcos' should focus on business, not censorship

T-Mobile faces lawsuit for allegedly blocking texting service over medical marijuana messages

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Only after sustaining adverse media coverage did Verizon change its mind.

That incident prompted media reform advocacy group Public Knowledge to petition the FCC to extend to text messaging laws prohibiting telcos from blocking phone calls. The group's request was filed in 2007 and is gathering dust in Washington.

Were T-Mobile's actions way out of line here? I think so, especially the part where it continued to block all Ez Texting clients, even after the texting service dumped WeedMaps. It strikes me as petty, vindictive and pointless. But I'm curious to see what readers think. Feel free to comment below.

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