Today Google has accused T-Mobile Us Inc (NYSE:PCS) of throttling their video service, YouTube’s traffic. For those unfamiliar with T-Mobile (NYSE:PCS), they offer a plan called ‘Binge On’ which excludes video services such as YouTube from their data caps, but in turn streams the video at 480p. While this is considered throttling to some extent, this isn’t the ‘throttling’ that Google is concerned about. According to the company T-Mobile is throttling YouTube traffic whether a user has opted in for their Binge On plan or not, and thus has violated the FCC’s new net neutrality rules.
“Reducing data charges can be good for users, but it doesn’t justify throttling all video services, especially without explicit user consent,” a YouTube spokesman has stated.
T-Mobile has not specifically replied to Google’s compalint. The stock closed at $11.84 during the last trading session. It is up 6.00% since November 23, 2015 and is uptrending. It has outperformed the S&P500 by 8.26%.
T-Mobile US, Inc. is a provider of mobile communications services. The company has a market cap of $9.50 billion. The Firm provides wireless communications services, including voice, messaging and data to over 55 million clients in the postpaid, prepaid and wholesale markets. It has 49.72 P/E ratio. The Firm offers its services under the brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS, in the United States, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.