Verizon Defends Throttling Plan
Verizon Wireless today posted a brief response to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding the company's plan to throttle the speeds of unlimited LTE customers. "What we announced last week was a highly targeted and very limited network optimization effort," said Verizon, "only targeting cell sites experiencing high demand. The purpose is to ensure there is capacity for everyone in those limited circumstances, and that high users don't limit capacity for others." The company found itself on the defensive after Wheeler expressed disappointment in Verizon's plans. Wheeler called Verizon's move "disturbing" and "deeply troubling." Verizon said today it will file a more formal response with Wheeler after it has a chance to fully review Wheeler's comments.
FCC Says Netflix Throttling Actions Aren't Its Concern
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler today said the agency doesn't intend to investigate Netflix's throttling practices for customers of AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Wheeler said web sites and other edge providers fall outside its purview and didn't violate any regulations.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to Resign In January
Tom Wheeler, who has served as Chairman of the FCC for the past three years, announced plans to step down in January. "Serving as FCC Chairman during this period of historic technological change has been the greatest honor of my professional life," said Wheeler in a statement.
FCC Chair Says 5G Is a 'National Priority'
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to push the nation's 5G agenda forward this week by defining the spectrum that the wireless networks of the future will use. "I am circulating to my colleagues proposed new rules that will identify and open up vast amounts of spectrum for 5G applications," said Wheeler.
Verizon Installs 200 GB Cap On Unlimited Customers
Verizon Wireless plans to cut off customers who use 200 GB of data in any given month, even if those customers are grandfathered in on unlimited plans. These customers will have to agree to switch to a more limited plan or face loss of service.
FCC Chair: T-Mobile's Binge On No Threat to Net Neutrality
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has essentially approved T-Mobile's Binge On program, which allows people to stream video over the network without impacting their data plans. "It's clear in the Open Internet Order that we said we are pro-competition and pro-innovation," said Wheeler during the agency's recent open meeting.
No such speed promises
This whole idea of data speeds comes from advertising. When Verizon talks about data speeds of up to 50mbps, which anyone who knows phones knows that such speed can't be handled by a phone. You really only get something like 15 mbps to actually work with.
I currently work in the wireless industry for an indirect retailer. In all the years I've worked, never onece has any verizon contract promised any speed. Not when unlimited was still being offered years ago, not today with tiered data.
For those who want to talk about promises, they should read before they spew out their anti-corperate diatribes. No wireless company promises ...
Verizon "required" me to upgrade my phones from the ones that I had when they acquired Alltel. I told them that as they were the ones making me change phones, I would walk if I could not keep my un...
Keep your Unlimited and upgrade with a contract
Basically what you need is at least ONE line on the account that DOES NOT have unlimited data.
Verizon allows you to do alternate upgrades, or using someone else's upgrade for yourself. That plays a key role to this. Basically what you do when your line with unlimited data (Line A) is eligible for an upgrade, you take that upgrade and use it as an alternate to the line that doesn't have unlimited data (Line B). Then you do a device change on Line B back to its old device (usually a flip phone or someone on the account that has a limited data amount such as 2 G...
Throttling vs. Net Neutrality
You can tell Wheeler came from the cable companies (he was a Comcast lobbyist), not the wireless industry.
Net neutrality is a good thing. Wheeler's proposed Net Neutrality legislation was exactly the opposite of Net Neutrality and effectively killed it. He's hardly "ok" with ...
Capacity problems on those sites?