Verizon Wireless to Throttle Heaviest Data Users on Congested Base Stations

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Verizon Wireless is starting to throttle some of its heaviest mobile data users in an effort to maintain its network QoS for the rest of its subscribers.

The company said that 95% of their data customers will not see any change in service.

The highest data users, the top 5% with 3G devices on unlimited data plans, may experience managed data speeds when connected to a congested 3G cell site after reaching certain data-usage levels in a bill cycle.

The company added that such users will only experience reduced data speeds when necessary to optimize data network traffic in that area. If congestion drops or the user is handed over to a different cell site, then the throttling of the service would cease.

According to the statement, as of August 2011, the top 5% of data users were using 2 GB or more of data each month.

On the web: Verizon Wireless Statement

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