T-Mobile is copping a serious amount of flak over their BingeOn service after the EFF discovered it simply throttles all video traffic to 1.5 Mbps, without performing any of the "optimization" it claims to do.
In response to the analysis by the EFF, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has come out and publicly attacked the organization through a video posted on Twitter. Legere claimed that BingeOn selects an "appropriate bitrate to optimize to the mobile device", before saying "who the fuck are you, anyway, EFF? Why are you stirring up so much trouble, and who pays you?"
As the CEO of a major telecom company, Legere should definitely be aware of who the EFF are, considering their important role in securing digital rights for consumers. And it turns out he does, after admitting it several hours later in what he claims "is not a personal campaign against the EFF."
Legere also released a video on YouTube claiming that some organizations were "confusing consumers" over what BingeOn does to video streams, before himself confusing 'throttling' for 'optimization'. In the video, Legere said any claims of T-Mobile throttling video streams are "bullshit", despite a ton of evidence to the contrary, while spouting the data cap free benefits of BingeOn.
It seems that instead of addressing valid criticism and concerns over BingeOn, including complaints from consumers that high-definition video streams from YouTube are essentially unplayable over fast data connections, Legere only wants to attack critics. Perhaps this isn't the best move, considering regulators might come down hard on his network for what definitely is throttling.