Wireless Industry News

Verizon Wireless is reportedly set to expand its “network optimization” program to customers with “unlimited” data plans running across the carrier’s LTE network.

According to a report by Droid Life, Verizon Wireless plans to begin limiting data throughput of customers on unlimited data plans should they meet certain parameters. Those conditions include being in the top 5% of data consumers, which is reportedly somewhere just south of five gigabytes per month; are signed up for an unlimited data plan as opposed to a capped data plan; are no longer under contract; and are attempting to access data services from a cell site deemed to be experiencing high demand.

Verizon Wireless has previously limited data speeds for customers meeting those criteria, but only when accessing services across its legacy 3G network. Verizon Wireless acknowledged that the program was set to begin in October. Read the full article