Facebook says, unlike Netflix, it does not degrade its video for mobile

Netflix has earned a lot of unwanted attention after it recently admitted to transmitting video at a lower resolution over AT&T's and Verizon's mobile networks. But Facebook, an already large mobile video player in its own right, says rest assured because it is not engaging in the same practice.

Netflix said it downgrades video on AT&T's and Verizon's networks—apparently unbeknownst to the carriers—in order to protect consumers from exceeding data caps. But Facebook said it won't follow suit and said it hasn't received requests from any mobile operators for lower-resolution video to help ease the strain on mobile networks.

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