Senators want FCC to investigate whether carriers throttle YouTube, Netflix

CNET | 2/7/2019 | Erin Carson
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In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, senators called for an investigation.

In a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai Wednesday, three senators called for an investigation as to whether US mobile carriers are throttling traffic to certain video apps like YouTube and Netflix without telling customers.

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The letter, signed by Sens. Edward Markey, Richard Blumenthal and Ron Wyden, says this could be a violation of the FCC's transparency rules. They cite a study form Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, that almost every US cellular ISP throttles at least one streaming video provider.

Markey, Blumenthal and Wyden said that upon reaching out to...
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