Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday December 23, 2015

YouTube Says T-Mobile Is Throttling Its Video Traffic

According to the Wall Street Journal (paywall), YouTube has accused T-Mobile of throttling video services without the consent of users.

YouTube said T-Mobile US Inc. is interfering with its video traffic, raising a new issue as federal regulators examine the wireless carrier’s streaming-video strategy. T-Mobile recently began offering a program that delivers video at lower quality in exchange for waiving related data fees. YouTube and its allies say T-Mobile also is lowering the quality of video that isn’t part of the program, including YouTube clips.