Verizon's Video Optimization Tests Have Customers Crying Foul
Verizon Wireless is throttling the speeds of Netflix and YouTube, according to customer complaints voiced on Reddit. Verizon's customers claim they are seeing Netflix and YouTube streams capped at 10Mbps, and some suggest the capped speeds are leading to degraded video quality. The issue is impacting customers who have limited and unlimited data plans. When asked for comment, Verizon told Ars Technica, "We've been doing network testing over the past few days to optimize the performance of video applications on our network. The testing should be completed shortly. The customer video experience was not affected." Verizon's statement doesn't necessarily reflect what its customers say is going on. If Verizon is indeed throttling the speeds of video apps, doing say may be a violation of the FCC's net neutrality rules that expressly forbid internet providers from throttling content.
Netflix Adds Cell Data Controls to Android, iOS Apps
Netflix has given users of its Android and iOS mobile apps control over how much cellular data the apps use. Netflix subscribers can opt to stream video only over WiFi, or at varying degrees of quality to limit data consumption.
Netflix Says It Throttles Video on AT&T and Verizon
Netflix today said that it has limited its video speeds on most carriers worldwide for years, including AT&T and Verizon Wireless in the U.S. The issue came to light when T-Mobile accused AT&T and Verizon of throttling Netflix.
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.
YouTube Claims T-Mobile Is Throttling Video Traffic
YouTube says T-Mobile is throttling its video traffic, according to the Wall Street Journal. The online video provider complains that its content has been degraded since the carrier launched Binge On, its unlimited video-streaming program.
10Mb? Nice wish..