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Verizon Announces Pay-Per-Use "Turbo Boost" for Te

renek (1301131) writes | more than 2 years ago

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renek (1301131) writes "In one of the most brazen attacks on net neutrality to date, Verizon has announced it will offer a so called "Turbo Boost" for smart phones that run on it's wireless network.
"Verizon will publish an API that could allow consumers to "turbocharge" the network bandwidth their smartphone apps use for a small fee, executives said Tuesday. Verizon anticipates that a customer running an app on a smartphone will have the option to dynamically snatch more bandwidth for that app, if network congestion slows it down, said Hugh Fletcher, associate director for technology in Verizon's Product Development and Technology team. The app, however, must be running what Verizon referred to as the network optimization API it is currently developing, and hopes to publish by the third quarter of 2012.""

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