Verizon to Slow Down Data Hogs

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Even as wireless giant Verizon prepares to add the iPhone to its wireless network in the United States, it has announced that it will curb data transfer speeds of those subscribers who represent the top 5% bracket when it comes to data usage. The company has added that such speed curbs would only be imposed during periods of network congestion. This change in policy takes effect from Thursday and is currently applicable only to new subscribers. A number of telecom networks including T-Mobile have adopted similar measures recently. These measures are collectively referred to as “throttling” and are used to ease network congestion and reduce bandwidth costs. → Read More