Verizon Super Bowl ads honor California firefighters after throttling their data speeds

Verizon paid tribute to California first responders in a pair of Super Bowl advertisements Sunday following criticism for throttling firefighters’ data speeds last summer during the one of the state’s largest wildfires.

SOURCE: USA Today

DATE: Feb 3, 2019

The service provider slowed down a fire department’s internet services because it hit the plan limit while coordinating trucks and personnel fighting the Mendocino Complex Fire, which torched 410,203 acres. Days after a Silicon Valley fire chief submitted court documents in August about the critical communication disruption, Verizon said it would provide first responders with full network access during disasters.

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