Tag Archive: Throttling


Software Update for 2018 MacBook Pro CPU Throttling Issue Released

Apple has released a bug fix software update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 aimed specifically at Mac users who own the latest 2018 model year MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar. The update is labeled as “macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update for MacBook Pro (2018)” and apparently aims to resolve a problem where the … Read More

Speed Up Time Machine by Removing Low Process Priority Throttling

It’s well known that all Mac users should set up Time Machine to automate backups of their computer, and while most Mac users let OS X go about backing up to Time Machine at it’s own pace, which sometimes borderlines on glacial, some users may wish to speed the backup process up a bit. With … Read More

Netflix admits to throttling video speeds on AT&T and Verizon

AT&T and Verizon usually get all the blame when it comes to throttling mobile data speeds, but in the case of Netflix, the service has revealed that it is to blame for lowering the video quality on mobile streaming videos. Netflix says it has been limiting video speaks on AT&T, Verizon, and most other wireless […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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FCC slams AT&T with $100 million fine for throttling unlimited data plans

The Federal Communications Commission announced today that it’s slapping AT&T with a hefty fine for misleading subscribers about unlimited data plans. At a grand total of $ 100 million, it’s the largest fine the agency has proposed, after AT&T was caught…

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The FTC goes after TracFone for “unlimited” data throttling

Although unlimited data was a promise that carriers like AT&T once used to lure potential customers to their network, it doesn’t really exist anymore. Even if you have an unlimited data contract, carriers will throttle your connection once you push…

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FTC finally sues AT&T for throttling unlimited data plans

The Federal Trade Commission is finally going after AT&T for throttling customer’s data speeds, by filing an official complaint that the company has lowered speeds on LTE up to 95% on unlimited data plans. FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez expounded on…

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Prepare for throttling: Verizon to curb unlimited data this fall

Verizon has announced that it will begin throttling customers still on an unlimited data plan beginning this fall. Until now, Verizon has only throttled 3G data usage, but the new policy will also apply to LTE usage in congested network areas. While Verizon won’t…

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Your Carrier Isn’t Throttling Data Speeds On The iPhone And iPad

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Yesterday we reported that Joseph Brown, the young developer behind the recent carrier hacks, had found evidence that carriers are throttling iPhone and iPad data speeds without cause.

After investigating into Brown’s report (which has been deleted), AnandTech published its own investigation into the matter that proves Brown’s throttling claims are not true.

In his article, Brian Klug gives on general reason of why the iPhone throttling conspiracy is  [Read More…]

Here’s Proof That Your Carrier Is Throttling Your iPhone Data Speeds For No Reason

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Over the last few years, cellphone carriers have become notorious for throttling iPhone users’ data speeds. Most of the time carriers claim they only throttle users when they’re consuming way too much data, but that actually might not be true at all.

Joseph Brown, the guy who made all the iPhone carrier hacks for Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile has discovered that AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have all worked with Apple to bake throttling into  [Read More…]

You Too Can Sue AT&T Over Data Throttling, Here’s Five Easy Steps

Do this in the courtroom. Make sure to bring a lightsaber for the proper post courtroom victory celebration.

If you�re sick of AT&T throttling the grand-fathered in unlimited data plan you plan on taking to the grave, here�s a five-step guide to taking AT&T to court.

Courtesy of MacTech and Southern California attorney Bradley Sniderman, the guide will help those, if you feel so inclined, to sue AT&T in small claims court.

1) Where to file  [Read More…]