Verizon Wireless disconnects some heavy data users in rural areas

The change affects a mix of customers on limited and unlimited data plans. The common thread is that these customers are supported by Verizon’s LTE in Rural America (LRA) program, which relies on a partnership between Verizon and small rural carriers who lease Verizon spectrum in order to build their own networks. Verizon may be losing money on customers using unusually large amounts of data because Verizon pays the rural networks for roaming. – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica