“In a new blog post on Wednesday, Verizon said that it had decided to throttle some of its customers who have unlimited data plans because they were apparently causing congestion issues on its network,” Brad Reed reports for BGR. “‘What we announced last week was a highly targeted and very limited network optimization effort, only targeting cell sites experiencing high demand,’ the carrier explained. ‘The purpose is to ensure there is capacity for everyone in those limited circumstances, and that high users don’t limit capacity for others.'”
Reed reports, “Verizon’s statement comes in response to a letter written to the company by Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler, who said that he was ‘deeply troubled’ by Verizon’s plans to slow down connection speeds for LTE subscribers who still have grandfathered unlimited data plans.”
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