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Verizon Bags Plan to Throttle Heaviest Users

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Oct 1, 2014, 3:37 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Verizon Wireless today said it will not move forward with a "network optimization" plan that would have throttled the mobile data speeds of its heaviest users. Verizon announced its intent to slow down the speeds of grandfathered-in unlimited data customers based on monthly usage and local cell-site conditions, but met with resistance from both the government and customers. The company has apparently had a change of heart. "Verizon is committed to providing its customers with an unparalleled mobile network experience," said the company in a statement. "At a time of ever-increasing mobile broadband data usage, we not only take pride in the way we manage our network resources, but also take seriously our responsibility to deliver exceptional mobile service to every customer. We've greatly valued the ongoing dialogue over the past several months concerning network optimization and we've decided not to move forward with the planned implementation of network optimization for 4G LTE customers on unlimited plans. Exceptional network service will always be our priority and we remain committed to working closely with industry stakeholders to manage broadband issues so that American consumers get the world-class mobile service they expect and value." Earlier today, Verizon Wireless boosted its highest data plan allowance from 50GB per month to 100GB per month, a sign that the company's network isn't hitting the capacity constraints it earlier implied were the reason behind the plan to throttle customers.

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Oct 1, 2014, 4:05 PM


always trying to screw the customer, glad I left! 😲
Always trying to screw the customer? The article states they dropped the idea of throttling heavy data users who still have the unlimited data. Last time I checked that's a win for customers who still have this plan. 🙂

Oct 2, 2014, 10:46 PM

Of course they weren't...

...hurting. I've said this before. One can quote Shammo when he went before shareholders. The whole reason they rolled out 4G was to allow customers to use more data and get paid for it. I'm not mad at Verizon for wanting to get me off of my plan. I don't blame them. It just ticks me off when they lie about why they are doing these things.

Oct 2, 2014, 3:09 PM

Way to go Verizon!

I am impressed. 😁
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