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Researchers Believe Sprint Is Throttling Skype Without Telling Consumers

Researchers Believe Sprint Is Throttling Skype Without Telling Consumers

An ongoing study by Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts claims that Sprint is arbitrarily throttling Microsoft’s Skype without adequately informing consumers.

Choffnes developed an app named Wehe that he’s been using to track how wireless carriers are treating user data in the wake of the repeal of net neutrality rules last June.

It’s not just video that’s being treated arbitrarily, Choffnes found.

His latest analysis of Wehe data found that Sprint and its prepaid wireless subsidiary Boost Mobile are also artificially restricting Skype performance over the company’s networks.

“We could not find Skype throttling disclosed anywhere on their site,” Choffnes told me.

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