FCC fines AT&T $100M for throttling "unlimited" customers

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"Consumers deserve to get what they pay for,” Wheeler said. “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.”

He’s working out pretty good, for a dingo.


Then who cares? The FCC will get new toys and go on a few more ‘team building’ vacations while the people who were cheated get squat.

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Pfft. They’ll never pay it, even though for them it’s chump change. Telcos are above the law.


Ugh. That’s just plain wrong.

I had an AT&T unlimited account when they started doing this. It really was insane, even though my contract clearly stated that I had unlimited data, the data rate would slow to an absolute crawl, and then go back to normal on the first of the month. And the worst part was to hear the tech support people tell me that technically I still had unlimited data. For this reason I’ll never use an AT&T product again.

Too bad all the money is going to the FCC, this seems like a good candidate for a class action lawsuit.


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