Glossary Definition for: Throttling

Throttling is the act of intentionally slowing down a cellular data connection to run at a slower speed. Some carriers have moved away from charging overage charges when you hit your monthly data limits and instead now throttle users down to slower speeds.

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In some cases, the throttling can be severe – turning a broadband LTE connection capable of 50Mbps into a snail- speed connection struggling to deliver 128Kbps.

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