Verizon begins throttling video bandwidth


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Verizon announced this week it will begin throttling bandwidth on video content over its wireless network. The change affects both unlimited and metered data plans. Unlimited customers will receive 480p video and regular data plans will be limited to 720p.

Ars Technica:

Customers who buy a new unlimited data plan can get higher-quality video for an extra $10 per month. The higher video quality of 720p on phones and 1080p on tablets will be available on Verizon's "Beyond Unlimited" plan, which is $85 a month for a smartphone connection and another $20 for a tablet. Verizon says that with these resolutions, video quality should be about the same on the larger screens of tablets as it is on the smaller screens of phones.

That's just absurd. Even worse I think are people who are paying for bandwidth, but still being restricted in how they use what they purchased.