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Jellied Eel Silver badge

Every Weiner throttled equally

How about not throttling firefighters during a major emergency?

Verizon didn't throttle any firefighters. Firefighters bought a data SIM with a 25GB cap. When they inevitably hit the cap, they demanded Verizon remove it. So-

(b) It shall be unlawful for a mobile Internet service provider, insofar as the provider is engaged in providing mobile broadband Internet access service, to engage in any of the activities described in paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), and (9) of subdivision (a).

(4) Engaging in paid prioritization.

(5) Engaging in zero-rating in exchange for consideration, monetary or otherwise, from a third party.

So subject to 3103(a), Verizon couldn't lift the cap, because that would be zero-rating, and couldn't prioritize traffic from that data SIM.

Which is kinda where SCCFD fsck'd up. The service they ordered was a generic data SIM under a government deal. So fell outside of 3103(a) in that most of the government SIMs wouldn't be public safety. The bigger issue is how this legislation might affect the provision of public safety services, if traffic management can't be used to prioritise it.

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