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Verizon throttled fire departments "unlimited data" during wildfire.

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https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/08/verizon-throttled-fire-departments-unlimited-data-during-calif-wildfire/

Tldr: verizon tried to force fire department emergency services into a more expensive data plan during the California wildfires even though they have an unlimited plan.

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Re: Verizon throttled fire departments "unlimited data" during wildfire.
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2018, 12:14:39 PM »
Damn, that's some Marvel 2099-type shit.

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Re: Verizon throttled fire departments "unlimited data" during wildfire.
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2018, 01:19:02 PM »
Ah, the fruits of Net Neutrality being ended. Like no one saw this coming.

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Re: Verizon throttled fire departments "unlimited data" during wildfire.
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2018, 01:21:08 PM »
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/08/verizon-throttled-fire-departments-unlimited-data-during-calif-wildfire/

Tldr: verizon tried to force fire department emergency services into a more expensive data plan during the California wildfires even though they have an unlimited plan.
My favorite part is how they did this in California where we have specific laws in place for this exact kind of shakedown bullshit. We also have an AG more than happy to take them to court for it.

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Re: Verizon throttled fire departments "unlimited data" during wildfire.
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2018, 05:40:09 PM »
GOP speak : Everyone shout "free market" ten times fast.
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Re: Verizon throttled fire departments "unlimited data" during wildfire.
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2018, 07:31:31 PM »
Damn, that's some Marvel 2099-type shit.

lmao