Verizon quietly implements new policy that throttles data speeds for its heaviest users
Now that existing Verizon customers can pre-order the iPhone 4, Big Red quietly enacted a new policy that might catch some customers off guard. There’s no arguing that the excess amount of Android handsets running off Big Red’s network is testing their capacity, but now that the availability to the iPhone 4 isn’t too far away, they’re going to start throttling the data speeds of customers that use up an “extraordinary amount of data.” In fact, there is a PDF file on Verizon’s web site that goes into the specifics of the new policy that’s going into effect starting today. It says:
Is it Big Red’s way to stem off the potential adverse effects that can arise in the future now that the iPhone 4 is here? Time will undoubtedly tell.
source: Verizon via BGR