On the day that the iPhone 4 has finally gone on sale at Verizon Wireless (to existing customers), the guys over at the BGR have uncovered something very interesting with regards to data usage on the Verizon network.
It looks like Verizon will start to throttle data for heavy users, basically any Verizon customer who use a lot of data, although Verizon hasn’t mentioned how much heavy usage actually is, you can see the statement taken from a Verizon document below.
Verizon Wireless strives to provide customers the best experience when using our network, a shared resource among tens of millions of customers. To help achieve this, if you use an extraordinary amount of data and fall within the top 5% of Verizon Wireless data users we may reduce your data throughput speeds periodically for the remainder of your then current and immediately following billing cycle to ensure high quality network performance for other users at locations and times of peak demand. Our proactive management of the Verizon Wireless network is designed to ensure that the remaining 95% of data customers aren’t negatively affected by the inordinate data consumption of just a few users.
Also found n the document is evidence that Verizon will be optimizing images and video, which means that you could be getting lower quality images and video delivered to your device.