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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

A joint team of researchers from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Northeastern University found the big four throttle video traffic at all times of day, irrespective of any actual congestion on their networks.




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hmmmm wonder if they can even throttle video going through a VPN?...

Since it's encrypted, they wouldn't even know it's a video.

All that's needed now is to perfect hand-off server technology so even the server locations (IP's) would be constantly changing...

Stupid... when you think about it...

Just forcing users to add even more overhead to the data stream which, of course, the carriers will also have to carry...

Maybe it's time to nationalize our carriers?

Let the Democrats run it for a change... They already know how to run email servers.

#1 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-08-20 08:07 PM | Reply

I'm not sure I've ever watched a video on my phone.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-08-20 08:57 PM | Reply

"Just forcing users to add even more overhead to the data stream which, of course, the carriers will also have to carry..."

Oh, the poor carriers. We should have a day of just being sorry for being a problem for them. What a pile of crap. Clean up after yourself.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2019-08-21 09:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

AS time moves forward... we can expect the throttling to get much much worse as the carriers start to push users onto 5G.

AT&T is famous for all sorts of customer tricks.... here is my favorite.....Having the users download the 5Ge app.

Users see the change from 4G to 5Ge above the signal bars on their $1500 5G capable phones display.... leading the customer to think they are getting 5G...

But in reality, they are getting ripped off because it's still a form of 4G.

5Ge is short for 5G Evolution, which AT&T insists is the first step in its plan to roll out full 5G service. While marketing this technology under the 5G umbrella has lead to criticism for confusing customers and even legal action from Sprint, the fact of the matter is that 5Ge is really a type of 4G most providers refer to as LTE Advanced. It's also a technology that all of the other major US carriers are already using.

#4 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-08-21 02:59 PM | Reply

5G Cons...

1) Batteries.... 5G requires a lot of power because these first generation chips are so inefficient. Battery life is shortened considerably.

2) Heat... chip inefficiency leads to heat. You'll find your phone running anywhere fro 98F to 110F just doing routine stuff. Granted you can do them faster but a hot phone is the price you pay...

3) Upload... this one is a biggie for commercial users... upload speed will be exactly like 4G. While down speed can reach up to 2 GB standing under a node. Up load speed will remain at 100 Mb at all times.

Kinda defeats the purpose of using a high speed service... UP Streaming True HD won't be possible in the US but is being done throughout Asia and many parts of Europe.

#5 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-08-21 03:27 PM | Reply

What a pile of crap. Clean up after yourself.



#6 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-08-21 03:30 PM | Reply

If Ajit Pai weren't such a tool, I'd have someone to call.

#7 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-08-21 05:47 PM | Reply

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