Sometimes corporations make decisions that are so bone-headed you just have to wonder what they were thinking. The most recent example comes to us courtesy of Verizon.
As you probably know, first responders in California are currently fighting dozens of major wildfires across the state.
And as you can imagine, fire-fighters and other emergency personnel rely heavily on their smartphones for critical communications between themselves and the folks who are directing the campaign to put out the fires and save the lives and property of thousands of California citizens.
One large fire department that’s been hard at work fighting the blazes had their devices’ Internet data speeds severely throttled by Verizon because every device they were using had exceeded the data limit allowed under their “Unlimited Data” contract. [Read more…]