FCC to Verizon: ‘All the kids do it’ is no excuse for throttling unlimited data

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler doesn't much like Verizon's latest attempt to justify slowing down 4G LTE for a select group of its customers.

Just because Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T all slow down mobile data for users who go over their monthly limit -- or who account for a disproportionate share of consumption -- doesn't make it okay for Verizon to do the same, he said.

"'All the kids do it' is something that never worked with me when I was growing up, and it didn't work for my kids," said Chairman Wheeler. "We have to be careful about attempts to reframe the issue."


FCC to Verizon: ‘All the kids do it’ is no excuse for throttling unlimited data FCC chief frowns on Verizon’s slowing speeds (The Hill)