updated 03:45 pm EDT, Fri July 25, 2014
'Network optimization' should only hurt 5 percent of LTE userbase
Starting October 1, Verizon will begin throttling some of its "unlimited" LTE users, according to an official announcement. The carrier promises that only five percent of that group -- those using 4.7GB or more per month -- will be affected, and "only in places and at times when the network is experiencing high demand." Unlimited 3G access has been throttled in a similar manner for some time.
Verizon has been attempting to transition most of its subscribers over to tiered data plans, but people with grandfathered unlimited plans have kept full service, throttling notwithstanding. Customers on "More Everything" plans are not currently subject to throttling measures.