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