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Verizon Will Totally Start Throttling Customers' Video This Week Verizon Will Totally Start Throttling Customers' Video This Week

And the great telecom throttling wars of 2017 have begun. Back in July, Verizon customers noticed that the quality of video streams was being manipulated. Verizon insisted that it was just running a test. Then the company got trounced by T-Mobile (which already throttles video on mobile) in an overall speed test, and…

Verizon Now Says That Throttling Video Is Totally Cool Verizon Now Says That Throttling Video Is Totally Cool

Verizon set off alarm bells among net neutrality advocates last week when customers reported that the ISP was throttling Netflix video. If true, that would likely be a violation of current FCC guidelines. Verizon responded that it was just testing throttling technology on all video. On Tuesday, it went a step further…

T-Mobile CEO John Legere Goes on Curse-Filled Hate Rant Against Electronic Frontier Foundation  T-Mobile CEO John Legere Goes on Curse-Filled Hate Rant Against Electronic Frontier Foundation 

“Who the fuck are you anyways, EFF?” Guitar-rockin’ telecom BAD BOY John Legere is lashing out against the Electronic Frontier Foundation following an EFF investigation claimed that T-Mobile’s new Binge On program throttles data.

AT&T Is Improving Its "Unlimited" Data Policy, But It's Still Technically Throttling AT&T Is Improving Its "Unlimited" Data Policy, But It's Still Technically Throttling

AT&T has finally altered the way it handles subscribers with grandfathered unlimited plans on the network. The company is still—technically—throttling them, but now rather than slowing data down at 5GB, AT&T will let unlimited plans’ usage soar to 22GB before applying any brakes.

Here's Another Way That AT&T Is Screwing Over Its Customers Here's Another Way That AT&T Is Screwing Over Its Customers

I recently renewed my AT&T contract, and it was a big mistake. Sure, the company gave me a little discount on a new iPhone that I very much enjoy. However, we also know AT&T gives millions of customers a bullshit deal when it sells them “unlimited” data service but later throttles that data to an extreme degree.…

Happy Holidays! AT&T Is Still Throttling Your Unlimited Data Happy Holidays! AT&T Is Still Throttling Your Unlimited Data

A month after the FTC announced that it was suing AT&T for throttling the mobile internet speed for unlimited data customers, a new report shows that the wireless company is throttling even more customers than previously thought. It looks like 4G LTE customers now get to enjoy half-megabit speeds. That's so slow it…

FCC to T-Mobile: Stop Lying About Throttled Speeds FCC to T-Mobile: Stop Lying About Throttled Speeds

The FCC has told T-Mobile that it has to start being more upfront about the data speeds its customers are receiving. From now on, the carrier will have to send texts explaining the speeds that users will actually have to put up with when they hit their data cap.

The FTC Is Finally Suing AT&T for Throttling Customers' Data The FTC Is Finally Suing AT&T for Throttling Customers' Data

Good news, you lovers of freedom and justice. The FTC is going after AT&T for throttling the mobile internet speed of unlimited data customers. In the words of FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez: "The issue is simple: Unlimited means unlimited."

Verizon Is Killing the Throttling Plan Everyone Hated Verizon Is Killing the Throttling Plan Everyone Hated

Verizon was supposed to start data throttling people who used its grandfathered unlimited data plan today, but guess what? It's not going to do that anymore!

Bad News for Verizon's Heavy Data Users: You'll Be Throttled This Fall Bad News for Verizon's Heavy Data Users: You'll Be Throttled This Fall

If you're clinging to your grandfathered Verizon unlimited data plan, here's some bad news. Starting October 1, Verizon will throttle LTE speeds for heavy data users who enter high-volume areas. As GigaOm points out, this means Verizon will privilege users who pay for their data per gigabyte over their customers who…

Study: There Is No Difference in Usage Between Unlimited Data Plans and Tiered Data Plans Study: There Is No Difference in Usage Between Unlimited Data Plans and Tiered Data Plans

Hey Carriers. We need to talk. You know how you said you were going to start throttling high data usage users in hopes to preserve bandwidth? That's bullshit, apparently. It's only because you want to get us onto tiered data plans so you can charge us overages. With hate, everyone.

AT&T's Throttling of Data Hogs Now In Effect AT&T's Throttling of Data Hogs Now In Effect

Well, we warned you it was going to happen back in July, but we've just started to see our first reports of AT&T enforcing their policy of slowing internet speeds for the 5% of heaviest users. #OccupyBandwidth

This Would Be Terribly Lame on AT&T's Part, If It's True This Would Be Terribly Lame on AT&T's Part, If It's True

A rumor from 9to5 Mac: Like Verizon, AT&T is going to start slowing down the internets of its heaviest users—something like the top 5 percent of data hogs—starting around October.

Student's CPU Patent Could Save Your Mobile Battery's Ass in the Future Student's CPU Patent Could Save Your Mobile Battery's Ass in the Future

Sometimes your computer's CPU uses a lot of electricity—like when you're encoding an HD video, or playing a game. Sometimes it doesn't use much, like when you're writing a college essay on some dead guy or browsing Craigslist. Modern processors are able to down-shift when less power is needed—but it's slow. Faster…

Comcast PSP-Blocking Class Action Lawsuit Results in $16 Settlement

Were you a Comcast subscriber between April 1, 2006 and December 31, 2008? Did you use Ares, BitTorrent, eDonkey, FastTrack, or Gnutella? Yes? Then it's payday for you, to the tune of $16, as the now infamous PSP class action lawsuit against Comcast has resulted in a previous mentioned $16 million settlement fund. You…

Sprint to Begin Throttling Data This Summer? Sprint to Begin Throttling Data This Summer?

There aren't many details available yet, but it looks as though Sprint may exercise its fine-printed right to throttle your data starting this summer. That's bad news for you newly minted Evo 4G owners.

Online Cable Debate Heats Up As Execs Embrace Streaming Tech, Bicker About Programming Model Online Cable Debate Heats Up As Execs Embrace Streaming Tech, Bicker About Programming Model

Even as the cable companies seemingly embrace online cable programming, there seem to be as many unanswered questions today regarding this new path as there are answers.

Comcast's Internet Slowdown System Fully Armed and Operational (and Avoidable) Comcast's Internet Slowdown System Fully Armed and Operational (and Avoidable)

Comcast's bandwidth throttling system that slows you down for using too much bandwidth is now fully armed and operational in all markets. Here's how it works, and how to not get stuck on the short bus.

Comcast Opens Curtains On How They Filter Your Traffic Comcast Opens Curtains On How They Filter Your Traffic

Comcast has just released a series of documents in response to the Federal Communications Commission detailing how, exactly, the ISP filters your traffic. Based on their traffic analysis, five protocols (Ares, BitTorrent, eDonkey, FastTrack and Gnutella) were especially filtered. Not anymore. Now Comcast is going to…

How to Check if Your ISP is Throttling Your BitTorrent Traffic How to Check if Your ISP is Throttling Your BitTorrent Traffic

Our ISP is currently Comcast, which is probably definitely throttling torrent traffic in this area, but how can we know for sure? Here's how. There's now a website that runs a little test, determining whether your ISP is throttling all traffic, all traffic on well-known BT ports, only BT traffic on well-known BT…

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