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Wednesday December 30, 2015

T-Mobile: We're Not Throttling YouTube, We're 'Optimizing' It!

Countering YouTube’s recent allegations that it is throttling video content, T-Mobile claims that it is simply providing its users with speeds that are appropriate for use on mobile networks.

"Using the term "throttle" is misleading," a representative tells me in an e-mail. "We aren’t slowing down YouTube or any other site. In fact, because video is optimized for mobile devices, streaming from these sites should be just as fast, if not faster than before. A better phrase is "mobile optimized" or a less flattering "downgraded" is also accurate."

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