Using Your Smartphone a Lot Does Not Make You Part of the 1%

The New York Times has an odd article out today framing data usage on mobile networks in the rhetoric of the Occupy Wall Street and the 1%. Because the more data some fat cat in his limo uses while watching streaming CNBC, the less bandwith there is for the truly needy student just trying to watch an stimulating TED talk, right?

The world’s congested mobile airwaves are being divided in a lopsided manner, with 1 percent of consumers generating half of all traffic. The top 10 percent of users, meanwhile, are consuming 90 percent of wireless bandwidth. “Some people may draw the parallel to Occupy Wall Street, and I’ve already heard comments about ‘Occupy the Downlink’,” a mobile consultant told the NYT.

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