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FCC Asking All Carriers to Explain Throttling Policies

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Aug 8, 2014, 1:28 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler today indicated the agency has sent letters to AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile with questions pertaining to their network management policies. The issue bubbled to the surface recently when Verizon announced plans to throttle its heaviest unlimited LTE subscribers. In a letter to Verizon, Wheeler called the policy management criteria "deeply troubling." Verizon responded and claimed its policies do not differ from those of its competitors. Wheeler is not convinced. "'All the kids do it' was never something that worked for me when I was growing up," said Wheeler. "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." AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile have not yet responded publicly to the FCC's query.

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Throttling is a Necessary Evil MadFatMan Aug 9, 2014, 3:08 PM
Why is it wrong for Tmobile to throttle rafster Aug 8, 2014, 3:26 PM
Wheeler Said... Slammer Aug 8, 2014, 2:31 PM
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