Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?
Slashdot Deals: Deal of the Day - Pay What You Want for the Learn to Code Bundle, includes AngularJS, Python, HTML5, Ruby, and more. ×

Submission + - Verizon Announces Pay-Per-Use "Turbo Boost" for Te (

renek writes: In one of the most brazen attacks on net neutrality to date, Verizon has announced it will offer a so called "Turbo Boost" for smart phones that run on it's wireless network.
"Verizon will publish an API that could allow consumers to "turbocharge" the network bandwidth their smartphone apps use for a small fee, executives said Tuesday. Verizon anticipates that a customer running an app on a smartphone will have the option to dynamically snatch more bandwidth for that app, if network congestion slows it down, said Hugh Fletcher, associate director for technology in Verizon's Product Development and Technology team. The app, however, must be running what Verizon referred to as the network optimization API it is currently developing, and hopes to publish by the third quarter of 2012."

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Verizon Announces Pay-Per-Use "Turbo Boost" for Te

Comments Filter:

Let's organize this thing and take all the fun out of it.