Data

Verizon set to throttle LTE speeds on unlimited data users

Even just the sound of it has an “unfair” aura about it, but this is the news coming from Verizon HQ regarding the future of the users of their 4G data network. To ease congestion on cells that have heavy usage, Verizon is set to throttle (adjust or lower) LTE speeds of the top five percent of heaviest data users on unlimited data plans starting October.

Amazon smartphone tipped with AT&T exclusive “Prime Data”

We've been seeing a fair bit on the yet-to-be announced Amazon smartphone, and it looks like another piece has arrived this morning. Details are once again coming from BGR, and in this case they are reporting the handset will launch as an AT&T exclusive. Taking that a step further and there was mention of something called "Prime Data."

AT&T patent points to consumer ‘bandwidth abuse’, restricting content access

A patent filed by AT&T back in September of 2013 has been found, and it’s got some eyebrow-raising features. Recently published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), AT&T is asking for what amounts to ‘freemium’ browsing. Issuing credits as you use data, the patent seems to coincide with other recent revelations about how AT&T envisions you using your movie device to browse.
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