Sprint Stops Throttling Data Speeds As Net Neutrality Goes Into Effect


(JeepersMedia) (JeepersMedia) Net neutrality only became well and truly legal on June 12, and yet already the new rules are prompting change: Sprint stopped intermittently throttling data speeds for its heaviest wireless Internet users during busy times as of Friday, the same day the Federal Communications Commission’s net-neutrality rules went into effect.

The third-largest U.S. wireless carrier is now a common carrier under Title II and as such, is not allowed to muck around with customers’ connections — no slowing down, blocking or otherwise choking.

Sprint says its policy would’ve been in line with the new rules but decided to go the route of better safe than sorry.

“Sprint doesn’t expect users to notice any significant difference in their services now that we no longer engage in the process,” a Sprint spokesman told the Wall Street Journal.

Another policy that may have run afoul of the rules has…

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