On Monday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation published an investigation into T-Mobile's "Binge On" video service, which allegedly optimizes videos for mobile download and does not count them against T-Mobile's bandwidth caps.
EFF found that the Binge On service merely slows down all video to 1.5mbs, causing playback issues. This throttling is applied to all video, even video from services that haven't opted into the Binge On program, and are still counted against users' bandwidth caps. T-Mobile throttles video even when it's not designated as a video, served without the appropriate HTTP headers or file extensions.
Legere and T-Mobile released a video this morning claiming that EFF's investigation wasn't true, without addressing the substance of the findings, and claiming that it was a publicity stunt by a "special interest group" that used Net Neutrality to generate publicity.
Later on, EFF tweeted a question to Legere: "Does Binge On alter the video stream in any way, or just limit its bandwidth?"
Legere uploaded another video that once again, insisted that the video wasn't being throttled, adding, "Who the fuck are you, EFF? Who pays you?"
— John Legere (@JohnLegere) January 7, 2016
The response generated hundreds of tweets from EFF staffers and supporters, explaining who EFF is and who pays them.
We're happy to answer Mr. Legere's question with two seconds of Google searching, which reveals that the super-majority of EFF's public support comes from direct and indirect contributions from individuals. And if the CEO of a major US telecom doesn't even know what the EFF is, don't worry: there are already plenty of people lining up to help.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere got caught lying by the EFF, and now he's totally losing it
[T.C. Sottek/The Verge]