Senators want FCC to investigate whether carriers throttle YouTube, Netflix

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In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, senators called for an investigation. 


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In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, three US senators are calling for an investigation into whether US mobile carriers are throttling traffic to certain streaming apps like YouTube and Netflix without telling customers.

The letter, sent Wednesday by Democratic Sens. Edward Markey of Massachusetts, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Ron Wyden of Oregon, said that throttling could be a violation of Federal Communications Commission transparency rules. They cite a study from Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst that almost every US cellular company throttles at least one streaming video service.

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