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Verizon Stops Throttling 3G Data Users


By Joe Paonessa – Aug 15, 2015
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Verizon WirelessFierceWireless reports that Verizon has officially stopped throttling those users who are on 3G devices with unlimited data plans.  This is great news for the 9 million Verizon 3G smartphone users out there, and the fraction of those users with unlimited data.

Verizon officially stopped throttling its 3G customers under the radar and without much fanfare back in June.  Verizon claims the move was made because just a small subset of its customers were affected, and that they make these kind of moves and decisions all of the time.  The move was conveniently made just before the FCC announced its Net Neutrality rules. The FCC rules of course state that providers cannot "impair or degrade" lawful internet traffic based on content.  In certain instances the rules are interpreted to mean that it is illegal to throttle certain types of customers which is why ATT recently got hit with a $100 million fine for throttling its grandfathered unlimited data plan customers.

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Hopefully this move translates into better plans for Verizon's select MVNO partners who currently do not have access to Verizon's 4G LTE network such as Total Wireless.

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