Wireless Carriers Are Slowing Access To Netflix, YouTube

Net Neutrality rules required carriers treat each and every packet of data exactly the same — whether it’s a hospital record or the latest streaming special. But now, in the wake of Net Neutrality regulations getting blown up by the FCC in 2017, carriers are taking their new rights to decide which content get priority to heart.

A new study from Northeaster University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst found wireless carriers are targeting over-the-top video streaming services for throttling.

Researchers have developed an app called Wehe, which measures “differentiation” levels in internet speeds and found Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have all engaged in slowing speeds for video streaming sites in an effort to manage traffic.

 

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