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EVDOinfo: FCC Letter to Verizon Wireless over throttling unlimited LTE users
2014-07-31 7:36am -07:00T Visit EVDOinfo



On July 25th, 2014 Verizon Wireless announced they would throttle the top 5% of unlimited data users on their 4G LTE network. The FCC didn’t take to kindly to the statement that if a customer was affected by throttling they could switch to a shared package causing customers to pay more, but does nothing to help with congestion regardless of the plan type. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler just wrote a letter to Verizon Wireless President and CEO Daniel S. Mead to get some answers. Below is a copy of the letter written and the questions Mr. Wheeler would like answered.

“Mr. Daniel S. Mead
Presidentand CEO
Verizon Wireless
One Verizon Way
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Dear Mr. Mead:

I am deeply troubled by your July 25, 2014 announcement that Verizon Wireless intends to slow down some customers' data speeds on your 4G LTE network starting in October 20 14.1 Your website explained that this was an extension of your "Network Optimization" policy, which, according to your website, applies only...

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