Just about a week ago, YouTube made a claim that T-Mobile was throttling YouTube users to poorer streaming quality and not giving users a way to opt for higher quality video when subscribed to the 'Binge On' promotion. Instead, users are forced to watch videos in 480p (DVD quality) and can't watch videos in high definition while mobile without a Wi-Fi connection.
With 'Binge On,' users are not subject to data usage when watching videos from certain services on the cellular network. The only catch is that users have to put up with the lower streaming qualities to qualify for the freebie.
T-Mobile has now responded and suggests that the accusations that it is throttling video usage is untrue. T-Mobile instead says that it's not "throttling," but rather "mobile optimization," and believes that its practices are not against FCC rulings.
Originally Posted by T-Mobile