Netflix Cops To Throttling Its Content, Promises More User Control
Netflix says it deliberately downgraded mobile streaming to prevent users from going over their data caps.By Matt Picht | March 25, 2016
Netflix as a rule has been an avid supporter of net neutrality, pushing providers to treat all content on the Internet equally. So it came as a bit of a shock to learn Netflix has been deliberately downgrading its content on certain mobile networks.
"Did you know that when you watch Netflix on mobile, you get it at 480p? The duopoly is actually delivering your Netflix content at 360p!" John Legere said.
The issue came to light after T-Mobile CEO John Legere accused rival carriers Verizon and AT&T of throttling Netflix streaming. The carriers hotly denied any throttling, and eventually Netflix admitted it had been intentionally lowering the quality on those two networks.