Friday, August 24, 2018

Verizon accused of throttling a California fire department during wildfires

Jon Brodkin of Ars Technica has a detailed article on Verizon’s reported throttling of the Satna Clara CA fire department’s wireless broadband Internet service during the recent fires.  The department had supposedly paid for unlimited data, but the service was slowed to .5% of normal speed until the department switched to a new plan, and even then there was delay of service.

The San Jose Mercury News reports that Verizon denies a connection, while the California assembly plans hearings.

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