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FTC sues AT&T for alleged customer rip-off

FTC sues AT&T for alleged customer rip-off
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AT&T customers, have you noticed that your Internet speeds get really slow near the end of your billing cycle? It's not just you.

In a stunning turn of events, the FTC has decided to sue AT&T for throttling over 3.5 million customer speeds as much as 80-90%. That's even if customers paid for the unlimited data plan.

Throttling is nothing new to cell providers. Many defend the practice of throttling, or artificially slowing data speeds, as a way to provide better service to those that pay for an unlimited or tiered data plan.

I'm of the opinion that it's just another way to squeeze money out of their customers for "better" data speeds. The FTC apparently decided enough was enough.

“AT&T promised its customers ‘unlimited’ data, and in many instances, it has failed to deliver on that promise,” FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said in a statement. “The issue here is simple: ‘unlimited’ means unlimited.”

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