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Carriers need to reveal more about data throttling, group says
Carriers need to reveal more about data throttling, group says

Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are not providing consumers with enough information about their data-throttling practices as required by a regulatory rule, according to a consumer group. Public Knowledge said the four companies are violating the Federal Communications Commission's transparency rule, which requires that carriers disclose why they throttle data and the speed of throttled data so that consumers can make an informed decision on what service plan to get. Carriers throttle, or reduce, a customer's Internet speeds when there is heavy usage and congestion on their networks. It is typically applied to customers with unlimited data plans. The...

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