Throttling streaming video will save Verizon $2.5 billion a year

Verizon unlimited plans throttling

Verizon recently pulled an unpopular U-turn over streaming video, introducing new restrictions to its unlimited plans that limit streaming video to 480p standard definition. Analysts pointed the finger at reports of congestion on Verizon's network, with the working assumption being that Verzion introduced video throttling to keep its network running with no problems.

But the real answer might be something much simpler: Money.

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