EFF Says T-Mobile’s ‘Binge On’ Service Is Throttling All Video Content

T-Mobile’s Binge On service, announced back in November, enabled customers to stream video from certain websites (Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Sling, ESPN, etc) at an “optimized” quality (equivalent to 480p) without it counting towards their monthly data cap. T-Mobile automatically enabled the Binge On feature for customers, but users soon realized that T-Mobile was degrading the quality of all video content, even if the content provider was not a Binge On partner. YouTube, which is not a Binge On partner, claimed that T-Mobile was degrading, or throttling, their video quality. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) decided to investigate and found that with Binge On, T-Mobile throttles all video HTML5 streaming to around 1.5Mbps — even if the video provider is not enrolled in Binge On. That means for the customer, any video they stream will have its quality degraded unless they turn the feature off online. Share Article:Facebook,   Twitter,   LinkedIn,   Google Plus,   Email,   Reddit,   Digg,   Delicious,   StumbleUponFollow iClarified:Facebook,   Twitter,   LinkedIn,   Google Plus,   Newsletter,   App Store,   YouTubeAdvertise Here

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