Netflix throttles video for AT&T and Verizon but promises data saver

Netflix throttles video for AT&T and Verizon but promises data saver


Mar 28, 2016
Netflix, a global provider of streaming movies and TV series have finally confirmed that it restricts the quality of its video streams when it sends them over some mobile data networks and the main intention behind doing it was to stop its members facing excess charges. While it detailed that some firms – including T-Mobile and Sprint in the US – are not affected by the cap it hinted that the capping included streams that were sent via UK mobile operators. Though the intention seems to be clear, one of the US’s biggest networks has reacted with anger and stated that they were outraged to learn that Netflix is apparently throttling video for their AT&T customers without their knowledge or consent. Earlier, AT&T and Verizon, another US operator, had been accused of imposing the restrictions themselves as a result of confusion that was caused by a recent T-Mobile ad campaign. Netflix also indicated that the discrepancy was due to the fact that T-Mobile and Sprint slowed down customers’ data speeds, rather than charging them more money, when they went over their usage limit. Finally, now with all eye brows raised, they have promised a data saver app soon for all the Smartphone users so that they will not have to worry on these issues any longer.

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