Earlier this year we learned that Verizon was throttling Netflix streams, although the company claimed that it was a test. However, later it turned out to be true as Verizon later launched new unlimited data plans that throttled video streams, where users on the basic unlimited plans would have their videos capped at 480p quality on their phones.
Well,we have some good news. Verizon has decided to cancel their throttling plans.
The carrier has announced that they will be bringing back full-quality video streaming for their plans. This is expected to happen on the 3rd of November, however there is a caveat. It looks like there might be an additional charge of $10 if customers want to be able to stream in 4K. We aren’t sure if this extra $10 is only to enable unlimited 4K streaming, or if you will have to pay $10 to unlock full-quality video streaming, although the report says that video will be delivered in its original resolution, so the quality will be dependent on whether or not your phone can support it, however today most phones should have no problem streaming in at least 720p HD or better.
When we learn more we will let you know.
Source UbergizmoFiled Under: Technology News