Verizon wireless released a memo today stating that it will reduce the data-throughput speeds of the top 5% of data users on its network. The company says it is doing this in an effort to make sure the other users on its network don’t suffer. The memo follows after the cut.
Verizon Wireless strives to provide customers the vest experience when using out network, a shared resource among tens of millions of customers. To help achieve this, if you use an extraordinary amount of data and fall within the top 5% of Verizon Wireless data users we may reduce your data throughput speeds periodically for the remainder of your then current and immediately following billing cycle to ensure high quality network performance for other users at locations and times of peak demand. Our proactive management of the Verizon Wireless network is designed to ensure that the remaining 95% of data customers aren’t negatively affected by the inordinate data consumption of just a few users.
So those of you using "an extraordinary amount of data” be ready to see some drop in speeds. This could be Verizon's effort in anticipation for their upcoming iPhone 4 release. Their reduction plan begins today.