FCC Plans To Hit AT&T With $100 Million Fine Over “Unlimited” Data Plans

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  • 3 years ago


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Wednesday that it plans to fine AT&T, the nation’s second-largest wireless carrier by subscribers, $100 million for misleading consumers about its unlimited mobile data plans.

The FCC charges that AT&T throttled data plans for subscribers grandfathered into its unlimited data plans and “failed to adequately notify” customers that they’d be experiencing much slower speeds. These actions violated the 2010 Open Internet Transparency Rule, according to the Commission, which requires broadband providers to sufficiently disclose details of their network practices to the public.


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