T-Mobile: We’re Not Throttling YouTube, We’re ‘Optimizing’ It!

The semantic difference between something being “throttled” or it being “de-prioritized” has long been a useful way to tap dance around net neutrality concerns. And again here, T-Mobile’s eager to avoid media use of the word “throttling,” since the FCC’s net neutrality rules clearly include a a “bright-line” rule for all technical forms of discrimination, be it throttling, blocking, or “paid prioritization.” – Karl Bode, DSLReports