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Read this: EFF Confirms: T-Mobile's Binge On Optimization is Just Throttling, Applies Indiscriminately to All Video

Summary: Streaming a video embedded in a webpage using HTML5, Downloading a video file to the phone's SD card, Downloading a video file to the phone's SD card, but with the filename and the HTTP response headers changed to indicate it was not a video file, and Downloading a large non-video file for comparison. Test Results No Optimization, and Everything Gets Throttled The first result of our test confirms that when Binge On is enabled, T-Mobile throttles all HTML5 video streams to around 1.5Mps, even when the phone is capable of downloading at higher speeds, and regardless of whether or not the video provider enrolled in Binge On. This is the case whether the video is being streamed or being downloaded-which means that T-Mobile is artificially reducing the download speeds of customers with Binge On enabled, even if they're downloading the video to watch later. - www.eff.org

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