Netflix throttles video on AT&T and Verizon to keep users under data caps | Ars Technica: "Netflix has been throttling its video streams on the Verizon Wireless and AT&T mobile networks, reducing the default bitrate to 600kbps in order to help users stay under their data caps.
Netflix's admission yesterday came a week after T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere said that AT&T and Verizon deliver Netflix video at a resolution of only 360p. AT&T and Verizon responded that they don't downgrade the quality of video, and it turns out that Netflix is the one doing the bitrate capping.
Netflix applies this default bitrate worldwide across most mobile carriers and says it has been doing so for more than five years"
[Also: Netflix's past opposition to data cap exemptions doesn't extend to Binge On.] 'via Blog this'