Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T throttle YouTube or Netflix all the time, does it matter?

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If you have been wondering what all those video definition tiers in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint data plan prices mean, there is one word to explain them – throttling. Video streaming is a hot commodity on any carrier, and if they want to keep the network quality decent for everybody, data-guzzling streamers have to be throttled.

At least this is the explanation usually given by carriers. A new research sheds light on the fact that US carriers are actually throttling streaming video services like Netflix, YouTube or Amazon Prime at all times, albeit in different ways. 
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