Verizon Caught Throttling Netflix and YouTube, says it was “Video Optimization”

“Verizon Wireless customers this week noticed that Netflix’s speed test tool appears to be capped at 10Mbps, raising fears that the carrier is throttling video streaming on its mobile network,” Jon Brodkin reports for Ars Technica. “When contacted by Ars this morning, Verizon acknowledged using a new video optimization system but said it is part […]

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It’s official: Verizon owns Yahoo! Marissa Mayer resigns

Verizon Communications Inc. today completed its acquisition of the operating business of Yahoo! Inc. Verizon has combined these assets with its existing AOL business to create a new subsidiary, Oath, a diverse house of more than 50 media and technology brands that engages more than a billion people around the world. The Oath portfolio includes […]

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Verizon announces “Verizon Unlimited” plan with 4G, talk, text, for $80.00 per month

On Sunday, Verizon announced that it has listened to customers and is announcing “Verizon Unlimited”. The announced plan includes unlimited Internet, 4G, talk and text for $80.00 per month.  Any additional lines will run someone $45.00 per month. The plan includes a “Mobile Hotspot” feature with 10GB of 4G LTE data. After the 10GB is […]

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