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YouTube is claiming that T-Mobile US (NASDAQ: TMUS)'s latest "Binge On" program is causing interferrance with its video traffic, according to The Wall Street Journal.

T-Mobile had a stock price of $39.26 on Wednesday. The company forecasts its earnings per share growth of 138.39 percent in the coming year.

"Reducing data charges can be good for users, but it doesn't justify throttling all video services, especially without explicit user consent," a YouTube spokesman told the outlet.

According to the The Internet Association, Binge On "appears to involve throttling of all video traffic, across all data plans, regardless of network congestion."

Binge On delivers video at low quality in exchange for waiving the data fees related with the service.

The Binge On program was just announced in November. The program lets T-Mobile users stream videos from services such as HBO, Netflix, and Sling TV at DVD-quality (480p resolution). T-Mobile users have the option to turn the program on and off.

T-Mobile has yet to respond directly to YouTube's throttling accusations.

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