Verizon Responds To FCC's Scathing Letter, Defends Decision To Throttle Data For Unlimited Subscribers
The Verge got its hands on a copy of Verizon's response to Wheeler's angry letter. Verizon's response highlights the fact that customers will only see slowdowns in data service "under very limited circumstances" and only at "particular cell sites experiencing unusually high demand."
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Verizon also explains to Wheeler that any data throttling that occurs will stop the moment an overburdened cell site returns to normal operation.
"Our practice is a measured and fair step to ensure that this small group of customers do not disadvantage all others all others in the sharing of network resources during times of high demand," Verizon said.
Verizon also claims that every other major wireless carrier in the U.S. -- AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint -- have some form of data throttling, otherwise known as "network optimization," that's been "widely accept with little or no controversy." As for Verizon's policy, exceeding 4.7GB per month would