Netflix throttles video on AT&T and Verizon to keep users under data caps

A message Netflix gave Verizon home Internet customers during a money dispute in 2014. (credit: Yuri Victor)

Netflix has been throttling its video streams on the Verizon Wireless and AT&T mobile networks, reducing the default bitrate to 600kbps in order to help users stay under their data caps.

Netflix's admission yesterday came a week after T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere said that AT&T and Verizon deliver Netflix video at a resolution of only 360p. AT&T and Verizon responded...


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