AT&T to Bear $100M Record Fine Over 'Unlimited' Data Violation

News - United States (on June 18, 2015 04:54 AM)

AT&T to Bear $100M Record Fine Over 'Unlimited' Data Violation


"Unlimited Means Unlimited"

AT&T Mobility LLC has been slapped with record hit of 100 million dollars fine by The Federal Communications Commission on limiting the speed of 'Unlimited' data plan

The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday discloses the accusation on AT&T that the company is not giving what it has been adverting. According to FCC, AT&T promised to offer ‘Unlimited’ data plan to its customers on certain conditions, however, it is observed that AT&T violating the promise what it is being advertising by limiting or slowing the internet speed after the customers reach a certain amount.

However, AT&T took is strongly and expressed the intensions of fighting the charges as "vigorously dispute." AT&T defended its position explaining that the company is not violating anything and is transparent in front of its customers. The company further explains that accusation on what the FCC has fined is baseless as what the company is doing is considered as “a legitimate and reasonable way to manage network resources for the benefit of all customers.”

AT&T explained that this practice “has known for years that all of the major carriers use it," the company said in a statement released to reporters. "We have been fully transparent with our customers, providing notice in multiple ways and going well beyond the FCC's disclosure requirements."

AT&T named Verizon that it often “slows down speeds for its heaviest users, but only on certain smartphones when there is congestion.” So the is not legitimate reason to fine the company with such a big amount baselessly.

If the accusation is proven wrong, the fine will expected to be reduced. However, if AT&T remains unsatisfied with refusing to pay even a penny, the two sides might have to meet in court.

"Unlimited means unlimited," said Travis LeBlanc, the FCC enforcement bureau chief. "As today's action demonstrates, the commission is committed to holding accountable those broadband providers who fail to be fully transparent about data limits" according to The Federal Trade Commission, which enforces rules against deceptive advertising.

As mobile phone and data providing companies already ranked in America as worst of the all other private sectors, a huge owe of criticism could be heart from customers to non-customers on corporate structures. People in America are no more interested to trust these private corporate, however, with no hope of alternative solution.

One of the commentators says that we the people have been so busy bashing and blaming our government for every problem that arises, that we have allowed corporations to take over. They spy on us, they sell our information, they cheat us on our phone plans, they cheat us on our mortgages and yet, most people could care less and just keep right on putting our entire lives in their possession and trusting them with everything.

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