Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Sep 2018 21:06 UTC
Internet & Networking

The largest U.S. telecom companies are slowing internet traffic to and from popular apps like YouTube and Netflix, according to new research from Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

The researchers used a smartphone app called Wehe, downloaded by about 100,000 consumers, to monitor which mobile services are being throttled when and by whom, in what likely is the single largest running study of its kind.

The opponents of net neutrality told us we could take our business elsewhere to a carrier that doesn't throttle, so the free market will work itself out.

That was sarcasm.

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They should
by darknexus on Mon 10th Sep 2018 19:54 UTC
darknexus
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2008-07-15

I'm glad video services are getting throttled. When I'm in a high-congestion area and I have to get productive work done, I don't want some binge-watcher to slow down my connection. Go watch Netflix on wifi, either at home or in public, and leave the higher-latency LTE network free and clear of clutter.

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