AT&T reaches settlement on suit that accused it of misleading unlimited plan subscribers


If you have a great memory, you might recall that back in 2014 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued AT&T claiming that the carrier had misled customers signed up for an unlimited data plan. The FTC said that by throttling the dataspeeds of unlimited customers who exceeded a certain monthly data cap, AT&T was being deceptive to these subscribers. Originally, AT&T was able to get the suit dismissed by claiming that the FTC had no jurisdiction over a common carrier. So the FCC fined AT&T $100 million (which was never made final, so no payment was ever made) for the undisclosed …

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