FCC Chairman: Not a Fan of Verizon’s Throttling Plan


A lot of people are concerned about Verizon's newly announced plan to begin throttling users with grandfathered LTE accounts beginning in October.

And it seems one of the most upset is FCC chairman Tom Wheeler.

In a scathing letter to Verizon, he says:

“Reasonable network management” concerns the technical management of your network; it is not a loophole designed to enhance your revenue streams. It is disturbing to me that Verizon Wireless would base its “network management” on distinctions among its customers’ data plans, rather than on network architecture or technology.

He has demanded Verizon provide answers to a series of questions about the reasons behind and implementation details of the throttling plan, and Verizon has promised to do so.

This one may just end up being decided in court if Verizon doesn't back down.

For some more details, and to read Chairman Wheeler's full letter, look here.


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