Open thread Aug. 24, 2018 Dan Crawford | August 24, 2018 10:34 am Tags: open thread Comments (1) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
Gaius Publius: Verizon Throttled Firefighters’ Data As Mendocino Wildfire Burned — Posted on August 25, 2018
“It looks like Verizon, already the greedy face of the death of net neutrality, throttled the data speed of California fire-fighting equipment during a 300-arce wildfire in an attempt to force them to upgrade to a more expensive data plan.
“During a 300-acre wildfire.”
“Verizon representatives confirmed the throttling, but rather than restoring us to an essential data transfer speed, they indicated that County Fire would have to switch to a new data plan at more than twice the cost, and they would only remove throttling after we contacted the Department that handles billing and switched to the new data plan,” [Santa Clara County Fire Chief Anthony] Bowden wrote.