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AT&T fined $100 million for throttling data speeds

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AT&T’s tussle with the FCC doesn’t seem to be coming to an end as the carrier has been slapped a fine of $100 million over allegations of data throttling for users on its unlimited plans.

It is said that users have complained about not having consistent data speeds with the throttling taking place for an average of 12 days per billing cycle/month. This is said to have affected about 3.5 million users on the carrier.

Speaking on the matter, Chairman of the FCC, Tom Wheeler said – “Consumers deserve to get what they pay for. Broadband providers must be upfront and transparent about the services they provide. The FCC will not stand idly by while consumers are deceived by misleading marketing materials and insufficient disclosure.”

AT&T on the other hand isn’t going down without a fight. It has mentioned that it will fight these allegations and seek suitable recourse over the coming weeks. Data throttling is not new in the industry and it’s good to see that the FCC is willing to do something about it.

Are you an AT&T customer and have you experienced data throttling? Sound off below.

Source: FCC

Via: Business Insider