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Table of Contents - July 21, 2017

Net Neutrality Backers Cite Verizon Wireless Throttling Reports

Advocates of strong net neutrality protections are citing reports that Verizon Wireless has been slowing video transmissions on its network as evidence that consumers will suffer if the FCC goes forward with a proposal to eliminate the only argument in support of its authority to stop broadband "throttling" that has been upheld by the courts so far.

Over the last two days, the Verge and Ars Technica have reported that Verizon Wireless appeared to be throttling, or slowing, video transmissions on its network and, subsequently, that the company said that it was conducting video optimization tests which would be concluded "shortly." Verizon Wireless did not respond by TR Daily's news deadlines to requests for an explanation or comment.


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