FCC chairman ‘troubled’ by Verizon’s data speed plans

The FCC wants to know why Verizon plans to cap speeds for customers on unlimited plans

The battle over Internet speeds and net neutrality continues to rage, with service providers such as Verizon on one side, and consumers and content providers such as Netflix on the other. But on July 30, consumers received support from perhaps an unexpected place: the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

In a letter to Verizon, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler questioned part of Verizon’s plan to cap speeds for heavy data users during times of high demand. In the letter, Wheeler questioned why Verizon’s current plan only applies to customers on an unlimited data plan.

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Zach Warren is Assistant Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, where he oversees online content submissions and administers InsideCounsel's enewsletters. Zach specializes in new media and multimedia...

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