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Verizon to Tier LTE Service

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WASHINGTON, June 18, 2010 –In an interview with Bloomberg Verizon Wireless CFO John Killian stated that they will follow the move always from unlimited data in a similar manner to AT&T when the firm introduces its LTE service.

“We will probably need to change the design of our pricing where it will not be totally unlimited, flat rate,” Killian.

This shift away from unlimited will not affect most users as they generally only use between 600-800Mb of data per month. With more customers using smartphones the network will become increasingly stressed.  “Smartphone users will make up 70 percent to 80 percent of the company’s customers over time, up from about 17 percent today” Killian said.

Rahul Gaitonde has been writing for since the fall of 2009, and in May of 2010 he became Deputy Editor. He was a fellow at George Mason University’s Long Term Governance Project, a researcher at the International Center for Applied Studies in Information Technology and worked at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. He holds a Masters of Public Policy from George Mason University, where his research focused on the economic and social benefits of broadband expansion. He has written extensively about Universal Service Fund reform, the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program and the Broadband Data Improvement Act

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