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US senators call for FCC investigation into mobile data video throttling

Thursday 7 February 2019 | 11:05 CET | News
US Senators have written to the FCC asking the regulator to investigate possible throttling of online video services by mobile operators. The senators pointed to academic research showing the big operators are throttling popular apps such as YouTube and Netflix, and said the FCC should take action based on its net neutrality rules.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Amazon / FCC / NBC / Netflix / T-Mobile / YouTube
Countries: United States
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