Verizon to throttle data speeds of heaviest users

Fri, Feb 4, 2011


BGR directs us to a PDF memo available on Verizon Wireless’ website where the company writes in a new policy that it reserves the right to throttle the data speeds of users who use an inordinate amount of data.

Verizon Wireless strives to provide customers the best experience when using our network, a shared resource among tens of millions of customers. To help achieve this, if you use an extraordinary amount of data and fall within the top 5% of Verizon Wireless data users we may reduce your data throughput speeds periodically for the remainder of your then current and immediately following billing cycle to ensure high quality network performance for other users at locations and times of peak demand. Our proactive management of the Verizon Wireless network is designed to ensure that the remaining 95% of data customers aren’t negatively affected by the inordinate data consumption of just a few users.

Particularly apt with the iPhone 4 launch just a week away.



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