Throttling Comes to Unlimited 4G LTE Customers in October
It was being speculated earlier on but now the reports hold no doubt whatsoever after an announcement by Verizon itself that they are going to include unlimited data customers with 4G LTE devices in their version of throttling which they are going to call as the “Network Optimization.” Starting from October, if you are one of those who fall into their top 5% of data hogs bracket and also enjoy unlimited data, then you will see slowed speeds when attached to a cell site that is experiencing high demand. As far as this “Network Optimization” by Verizon is concerned, it is quite different as compared to all throttling by rest of the carriers.
The main difference here is that you should only see slowed speeds when on a cell site experiencing that high demand but when you move away from this particular site and attach to a new cell site without high demand, your speeds would instantly turn back to normal. It is usual to receive throttling from all carriers when it is time of billing which is usually at the end of the month but Verizon has made their policy quite clear stating that if you are in the 5% of data users, then your speeds could be slowed down through the current billing cycle and onto the end of the next.