Oct 01 AT 5:19 PM Nick Sarafolean 1 Comment

Verizon makes the wise decision and cancels its network throttling plans


Verizon, the carrier who has long worked to put an end to unlimited data, has just made the decision to cancel its network “optimization” plans that would include throttling for heavy unlimited 4G LTE data users when the network is congested. A couple of months ago, Verizon announced that it would begin network optimization to improve its network at congested times. That all sounds fine and dandy, until you find out that improving the network consisted of throttling data speeds for heavy unlimited data users.

The change was supposed to take place today, but now Verizon has released this statement:

Verizon is committed to providing its customers with an unparalleled mobile network experience. At a time of ever-increasing mobile broadband data usage, we not only take pride in the way we manage our network resources, but also take seriously our responsibility to deliver exceptional mobile service to every customer. We’ve greatly valued the ongoing dialogue over the past several months concerning network optimization and we’ve decided not to move forward with the planned implementation of network optimization for 4G LTE customers on unlimited plans. Exceptional network service will always be our priority and we remain committed to working closely with industry stakeholders to manage broadband issues so that American consumers get the world-class mobile service they expect and value.Verizon Wireless

Perhaps after listening to the heated feedback regarding this change, Verizon reconsidered and decided not to perform this move against unlimited data users. In the future, Verizon will likely make another attack against unlimited data users, but for now, it seems as though they’re safe.

Are you pleased with the change of heart?

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  • Haggie

    I’m glad that Verizon was able to solve its network bandwidth constraint problem. Since they have been able to double bandwidth for most of their customers, I assume that they will now drop the data caps and reinstitute their unlimited data accounts.