Update 2: Much ado about nothing, folks. Apparently Hesse said "roaming," and Dow Jones or whomever missed it entirely. Go about your postpaid, non-roaming business.
Update: And just as a few of us were thinking, Sprint's walked this back to CNET and says it doesn't apply to postpaid accounts, which is most of us. Carry on.
At a Sprint investor conference today, CEO Dan Hesse confirmed that Sprint is throttling data speeds for the top 1 percent of users (you know who you are), and he seems to feel strongly about those that abuse the unlimited data plans on the nations number three carrier:
For those that want to abuse it, we can knock them off
As of today, Sprint still offers a mandatory unlimited data plan for all smartphones. Hesse says they have no plans to switch away from this, and will not start offering tiered data packages. He made no mention about switching to any sort of throttled plan after a certain cap is reached, but that's always a possibility. Sprint will do what they have to do to manage data use on their network, and we can't blame them one bit. Here's hoping they do it the right way and keep the consumer in mind.