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Did Unlimited plans actually cripple Verizon’s network?

Early this year, Verizon launched a fantastic Unlimited data plan. Months later, it abruptly turned one plan into two, and tacked on a bunch of restrictions like mandatory video throttling. Analysts, competitors, and this lowly blogger were quick to point the finger at Verizon's average download speed, which appeared to have taken a big hit since the introduction of unlimited data.
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