Verizon response to FCC’s throttling concerns: everyone’s doing it

By Chris Welch

Verizon Wireless has officially responded to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and his data throttling concerns. The Verge has obtained a copy of the carrier’s response, which was written by Kathleen Grillo, the company’s SVP of Federal Regulatory Affairs. In it, Verizon underlines the notion that customers will only experience slowdowns “under very limited circumstances.” It will only happen at “particular cell sites experiencing unusually high demand,” the letter reads. We’ve outlined the other factors that could result in reduced data speeds previously.

Verizon notes that any throttling will cease immediately when demand on a strained cell site returns to normal. “Our practice is a measured and fair step to ensure that this small group of…

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: Verizon response to FCC’s throttling concerns: everyone’s doing it

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