AT&T talking with FTC to resolve ‘unlimited’ data complaint
AT&T is in exchanges with the FTC to determine a four-year-old protest that it was beguiling in offering “boundless” cell phone designs.
Recently, the organization chose not to bid a February deciding that reestablished oversight by the FTC.
“We have chosen not to look for audit by the Supreme Court, to center rather around arranging a reasonable determination of the case with the Federal Trade Commission,” says AT&T’s Mike Balmoris.
The current issue was whether AT&T deluded clients by charging them for “boundless” information designs however lessening information speeds when the clients achieved certain utilization levels.
Independently, the FCC proposed a $100M fine for the organization in June 2015 yet that fine never achieved last stages.
“We have decided not to seek review by the Supreme Court, to focus instead on negotiating a fair resolution of the case with the Federal Trade Commission,” AT&T spokesman Mike Balmoris said. The FTC had charged that the company misled millions of consumers by charging them for unlimited data plans but reducing data speeds or “throttling” them if they reached certain data usage levels.
The FTC did not immediately comment.
A federal appeals court in San Francisco in February reinstated the FTC lawsuit, which had been thrown out after AT&T argued that it was exempt from FTC regulations and that the Federal Communications Commission had jurisdiction.
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