Sprint To Begin Throttling Their Biggest Data Users Starting Next Month
Sprint has just made an announcement that will worry many users. The company has stated that they will begin slowing down speeds for their most “demanding” customers starting next month. Users will be notified via text message of the change. Sprint says that the reasoning behind this change is to deal with network congestion in high usage areas.
Anyone falling in the top 5 percent of data users will see slower speeds beginning at the start of next month. If you use more than 5GB of data per billing cycle, you can expect to see slower speeds. Sprint had this to say about high data users on their website.
“The heaviest data users consume a disproportionate share of network resources and cause a negative user experience for the rest.”
Via: The Verge