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T-Mobile to begin throttling bandwidth for extreme data users starting October 16th

5GB limit before throttling to affect less than 1% of users

By Don Lynn from Oct 14, 2010 @ 22:57 CDT

It looks like T-Mobile may finally be getting around to the bandwidth throttling on high data users that they originally began talking about in April. Starting on October 16, when a user hits 5GB of data in a month the rest of the month will be plagued by lowered speeds when dealing with data-centric activities like web browsing.

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This may seem a bit excessive to some, but according to the screen less than one percent of users will be affected by this change. T-Mobile says that this is "to ensure that all subscribers receive the best Web performance available," but my question is with such a low percentage of users being privy to this change, how much of an impact can it possibly make? I'm pretty sure that users aren't going to see a huge jump in speeds when this goes into effect.

NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com


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