EFF thinks that T-Mobile’s new data plan could violate Net Neutrality principles
EFF thinks that T-Mobile’s new data plan could violate Net Neutrality principles

According to a Daily Dot report, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is apparently apprehensive that the new 'T-Mobile One' data plan launched recently by US wireless carrier T-Mobile could violate the principles of Net Neutrality.

As per the report, the EFF's concerns about a possible violation of Net Neutrality principles by the 'T-Mobile One' data plan are seemingly rooted in the manner in which the plans enables data usage by customers.

The 'T-Mobile One' data plan was announced by T-Mobile last Thursday, August 18. The plan, starting at $70 per month, offers unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE data to customers, and allows them to add up to seven additional lines.

With the 'T-Mobile One' data plan also giving customers the ability to pay an extra monthly amount on $25 for gaining access to high-definition videos, Net Neutrality activists evidently have a problem with the fact that the plan limits the video quality to the 480p standard definition, and offers high-quality video streams at the mentioned additional cost.

About the evident issue with the 'T-Mobile One' data plan, EFF's senior staff technologist Jeremy Gillula said: "From what we've read thus far it seems like T-Mobile's new plan to charge its customers extra to not throttle video runs directly afoul of the principle of net neutrality."