FCC Fines AT&T, Says 'Unlimited' Data Plans Were Capped
The FCC levied a nine-figure fine against AT&T Wednesday, saying the company throttled speeds for customers who thought they had unlimited data plans.By Cliff Judy | June 17, 2015
If you're one of those AT&T customers with an unlimited data plan — well, congratulations because there are fewer and fewer of you in the wild every day.
But unfortunately, it doesn't look like your unlimited plan was actually unlimited. The Federal Communications Commission fined AT&T $100 million Wednesday. It ruled the company throttled those customers' data speeds after they used a set amount of data in one billing cycle. (Video via AT&T)
In the FCC's press release, chairman Tom Wheeler said: "Consumers deserve to get what they pay for. Broadband providers must be upfront and transparent about the services they provide."