The Federal Communications Commission today said it plans to fine AT&T $100 million for throttling the wireless Internet connections of customers with unlimited data plans without adequately notifying the customers about the reduced speeds.
“The Commission charges AT&T with violating the 2010 Open Internet Transparency Rule by falsely labeling these plans as ‘unlimited’ and by failing to sufficiently inform customers of the maximum speed they would receive under the Maximum Bit Rate policy,” the announcement said.
The action isn’t yet final. The FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability against AT&T that includes the proposed fine and provisions designed to bring AT&T into compliance with the commission’s rules about making proper disclosures to customers.
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