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Here's Another Way That AT&T Is Screwing Over Its Customers

I recently renewed my AT&T contract, and it was a big mistake. Sure, the company gave me a little discount on a new iPhone that I very much enjoy. However, we also know AT&T gives millions of customers a bullshit deal when it sells them “unlimited” data service but later throttles that data to an extreme degree.… » 6/17/15 5:45pm 6/17/15 5:45pm

Happy Holidays! AT&T Is Still Throttling Your Unlimited Data

A month after the FTC announced that it was suing AT&T for throttling the mobile internet speed for unlimited data customers, a new report shows that the wireless company is throttling even more customers than previously thought. It looks like 4G LTE customers now get to enjoy half-megabit speeds. That's so slow it… » 12/05/14 10:28am 12/05/14 10:28am

Bad News for Verizon's Heavy Data Users: You'll Be Throttled This Fall

If you're clinging to your grandfathered Verizon unlimited data plan, here's some bad news. Starting October 1, Verizon will throttle LTE speeds for heavy data users who enter high-volume areas. As GigaOm points out, this means Verizon will privilege users who pay for their data per gigabyte over their customers who… » 7/25/14 1:58pm 7/25/14 1:58pm

Study: There Is No Difference in Usage Between Unlimited Data Plans and Tiered Data Plans

Hey Carriers. We need to talk. You know how you said you were going to start throttling high data usage users in hopes to preserve bandwidth? That's bullshit, apparently. It's only because you want to get us onto tiered data plans so you can charge us overages. With hate, everyone. » 2/23/12 6:20pm 2/23/12 6:20pm

Student's CPU Patent Could Save Your Mobile Battery's Ass in the Future

Sometimes your computer's CPU uses a lot of electricity—like when you're encoding an HD video, or playing a game. Sometimes it doesn't use much, like when you're writing a college essay on some dead guy or browsing Craigslist. Modern processors are able to down-shift when less power is needed—but it's slow. Faster… » 3/04/11 10:40pm 3/04/11 10:40pm

Comcast PSP-Blocking Class Action Lawsuit Results in $16 Settlement

Were you a Comcast subscriber between April 1, 2006 and December 31, 2008? Did you use Ares, BitTorrent, eDonkey, FastTrack, or Gnutella? Yes? Then it's payday for you, to the tune of $16, as the now infamous PSP class action lawsuit against Comcast has resulted in a previous mentioned $16 million settlement fund. You… » 7/11/10 12:30pm 7/11/10 12:30pm

Comcast Opens Curtains On How They Filter Your Traffic

Comcast has just released a series of documents in response to the Federal Communications Commission detailing how, exactly, the ISP filters your traffic. Based on their traffic analysis, five protocols (Ares, BitTorrent, eDonkey, FastTrack and Gnutella) were » 9/19/08 8:16pm 9/19/08 8:16pm especially filtered. Not anymore. Now Comcast is going to…

How to Check if Your ISP is Throttling Your BitTorrent Traffic

Our ISP is currently Comcast, which is probably definitely throttling torrent traffic in this area, but how can we know for sure? Here's how. There's now a website that runs a little test, determining whether your ISP is throttling all traffic, all traffic on well-known BT ports, only BT traffic on well-known BT… » 5/07/08 3:00pm 5/07/08 3:00pm

FCC and NY Attorney General 'Bout to Stomp on Comcast for BitTorrent Throttling

As promised at CES, the giant boot of the FCC is hovering over Comcast, ready to make it the FCC's bitch for throttling P2P applications. At a hearing populated by drowsy Comcast shills, FCC Diddy Kevin Martin implied that they're about to fire up the fine canon or block Comcast from throttling P2P traffic, while Dem.… » 2/26/08 7:35pm 2/26/08 7:35pm