Verizon Clarifies Data Throttling Plans

Pulkit Chandna

A day after a new memo mentioning a bandwidth throttling and network optimization scheme was discovered on Verizon Wireless’ site, a spokesperson for the carrier offered a clarification when contacted by Broadband Reports .

"We’re reserving the right to actively manage the network in specific ways should that need exist – and only for customers who are under contract that includes that provision.” Verizon spokesman Jeffrey Nelson told BBR.  “Because this is down the road – if at all – it's too early to tell what those triggers might be, or what throughput limitations would look like."

According to the notice the company posted yesterday, these steps will help shield a vast majority of its customers from being “negatively affected by the inordinate data consumption of just a few users.

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