Verizon announces it plans to begin throttling the top 5% of downloaders on its 4G LTE plans. As of July 2014, this means people who download about 5 GB per month. The users are still able to use data while throttled but if the network has high traffic, they top 5% of data users will get slower service:
With tens of millions of customers, it’s our responsibility to upgrade and improve our network, services and practices, so you can continue to trust the network. With this in mind, we’ve implemented Network Optimization practices that will affect a very small percentage of customers.