Thursday, February 3, 2011

Verizon To Throttle High-Bandwidth Users

Verizon has enacted a new policy today that allows them to throttle 'high' bandwidth users on their network. We're not sure exactly what 'high' means but it is probably over 2GB of data per month. This comes as the iPhone launches on Verizon's network. The policy is said to only affect the top 5% of data users on the network. When these 5% of users hit the soft limit they will be throttled during peak times of the day. From the note sent to customers: 'Verizon Wireless strives to provide customers the best experience when using our network, a shared resource among tens of millions of customers. To help achieve this, if you use an extraordinary amount of data and fall within the top 5% of Verizon Wireless data users we may reduce your data throughput speeds periodically for the remainder of your then current and immediately following billing cycle to ensure high quality network performance for other users at locations and times of peak demand. Our proactive management of the Verizon Wireless network is designed to ensure that the remaining 95% of data customers aren't negatively affected by the inordinate data consumption of just a few users.'

7 comments:

  1. Seems fair. I've seen a lot of talk about Verizon but is it really as good as it's made out to be?

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  2. Aaah, the fair usage policy... They haven't impliment this in my country yet but when they do... its gonna suck. For me atleast. :(

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  3. pretty sweet, keep up the posts

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  4. Wow that blows. I'm definately in the top 5% so I'm glad I'm not with them.

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  5. At least you guys have decent internet access outside of a major city.

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