Companies like Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T claim that they would never throttle users or other web sites but they have been shown time and again that they are not being truthful. The truth is that these companies want to turn your Internet into what you get with cable TV; you will only see what you and the web sites pay for you to see.
Again, I would like to remind our conservative friends that the same company that owns MSNBC also owns Comcast. I can think of all sorts of shenanigans that could be pulled with conservative sites if I were them.
Yesterday, we reported that Verizon Wireless appeared to be throttling Netflix traffic, — and today, the company seems to have come clean. In a statement provided to Ars Technica and The Verge, Verizon implicitly admitted to capping the traffic, blaming the issue on a temporary video optimization test.
“We’ve been doing network testing over the past few days to optimize the performance of video applications on our network,” a Verizon Wireless spokesperson said. “The testing should be completed shortly. The customer video experience was not affected.”