HOME     MENU     SEARCH     NEWSLETTER    
NEWS & INFORMATION FOR TECHNOLOGY PURCHASERS. UPDATED 8 MINUTES AGO.
You are here: Home / Best of the Best: Tech Blog Roundup
Powered by Verisign:
Cloud-based solution to improve Your DDoS Attack Readiness.
Click here to learn more.
Home > Tech Blogs  Flag for objectionable content? Flag for Objectionable Content?
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
MacRumors: FCC Questioning All Carriers On Unlimited Throttling Policies
2014-08-08 3:46pm -07:00T Visit MacRumors


Outtake:

iphone5sAccording to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the United States Federal Communications Commission is now questioning all wireless carriers on their network management policies, asking how carriers choose when to throttle customers, including those with unlimited data plans. In a report from Reuters, Wheeler said that the FCC had written to all major U.S. carriers about its concerns on throttling practices following its inquisition into Verizon's upcoming plan to throttle unlimited data customers during peak usage times.

"My concern in this instance - and it's not just with Verizon, by the way, we've written to all the carriers - is that it is moving from a technology and engineering issue to the business issues ... such as choosing between different subscribers based on your economic relationship with them."
Last week, after Verizon announced plans to slow down the data speeds of unlimited customers using heavy amounts of data, the FCC questioned the carrier about its policies, with Wheeler stating that he was "deeply troubled" by the decision. Verizon responded, suggesting its throttling plans were both fair and legal, and likely to impact only a small subset of customers. Verizon...

Read More on MacRumors...


  © Copyright 2014 MacRumors. All rights reserved. If you've enjoyed this content, please visit MacRumors to show your appreciation.

Information for Bloggers
 

Latest Blog Entries from MacRumors:
iTunes Store Now Accepting Donations for City of Hope Medical Center
Apple Asks Developers to Submit OS X Yosemite Apps to Mac App Store
Apple Planning to Offer iPad Air 2 with Gold Option
Microsoft Gives Early Look at Windows 10 Featuring Windows 7 Elements, Broad Adaptability
Apple, Paypal Talks Over Apple Pay Soured Due to Samsung Deal
Latest Tech Blogs from around the Blogosphere:
UCILIA: Cloud Telephony Blog: First Ebola case diagnosed in the US
hack a day: Reverse Engineering a Wireless Studio Lighting Remote
Techdirt: Newly Released Emails Raise Questions Of Whether EU Politicians Sold Out To US On Privacy
Content Digitization QA: Recording from the webinar on “No One Left Behind – Let’s Embrace Accessibility Testing”
Content Digitization QA: Recording from the webinar on “No One Left Behind – Let’s Embrace Accessibility Testing”