FCC Forces T-Mobile To Alert Customers Of Data Throttling
T-Mobile and the FCC have reached an agreement requiring the company to alert customers when it throttles their data speeds.By A.J. Feather | November 25, 2014
Out of data? Well, T-Mobile has been allowing its users to maintain access to its network despite running out. But those users may have been browsing at a reduced speed without knowing it.
Up to this point, T-Mobile wasn't required to tell customers how much they were being throttled. According to the company, a customer's data speed is dropped to 128Kbps or 64Kbps depending on what plan a user has.
Public Knowledge filed an open Internet complaint against all four large mobile carriers in August for different violations of the FCC's open Internet transparency rule. The group wanted the FCC to require T-Mobile to alert its customers when their connection is throttled and allow its users to utilize any speed test application.