Sunday, March 25, 2012

CNET: Verizon Uses Network Intelligence to Manage Congestion

 

Marguerite Reardon , CNET's "Ask Maggie" explains to its readers that like AT&T, "Verizon does slow down the heaviest data users on its unlimited data plan. But the way Verizon "throttles" users is different from the way that AT&T has implemented the policy .. Like AT&T did initially with its policy, Verizon also targets the top 5 percent of the heaviest data users. But the company uses network intelligence to only slow down those heavy data users when the network is actually congested".
 
"Once the congestion has subsided or you move to a different cell site that isn't congested, your speed returns to normal. Depending on how congested the network is your service could be slowed for a few minutes or for several hours. The policy only applies to customers with unlimited data plans on the 3G network. Verizon doesn't slow down data for 4G customers".
 
See "Did you know Verizon also throttles unlimited data service?" - here. See also here.

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