FCC Socks AT&T with $700,000 Fine Over Data Plans
The Federal Communications Commission today announced that AT&T has agreed to pay a $700,000 fine in order to settle complaints that it switched certain customers from their grandfathered pay-as-you-go data plans even though AT&T promised some customers they could keep those plans. AT&T will also pay approximately $25 to $30 per month per customer affected to those who were improperly switched. According to the FCC, AT&T began transferring customers away from the pay-as-you-go data plans in November 2009 after it changed its policy regarding mandatory smartphone plans for new customers. The FCC launched its investigation following consumer complaints about AT&T's actions. In addition to the fine and restitution, AT&T also agreed to a compliance plan, whereby it will better notify its customers, train its personnel, continue to search for improperly switched customers, and occasionally report to the FCC.
Verizon to Pay FCC $1.35M Fine Over Supercookies
Verizon will pay the FCC a fine of $1.35 million to settle claims the company's wireless business violated customer privacy. The FCC says between 2012 and 2014, Verizon Wireless did not adequately disclose to customers how it used supercookies to gather user data.
AT&T Rails Against FCC's 'Absurd' $100M Fine
AT&T is not happy about the FCC's proposed $100 million fine levied against the carrier regarding its throttling practices. The FCC last month alleged that AT&T did not properly inform grandfathered unlimited customers about its network management techniques, which included slowing their internet speeds.
AT&T Settles with FCC Over Microwave License Violations
The FCC today said AT&T has agreed to pay a fine of $450,000 for operating microwave stations outside the parameters of its licenses to do so. Microwave stations are generally set up in point-to-point configurations to beam signals across terrain where it is uneconomical to run copper or fiber wires.
FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million Over Throttling Practices
The FCC today took action against AT&T for misleading consumers about its unlimited mobile data plans and throttling policies. The agency says AT&T willfully and repeatedly violated its Open Internet Transparency Rule, which was put in place in 2010.
FCC Fines Sprint for Building Cell Sites without Proper Review
The FCC today said it has reached a settlement with Sprint and Sprint's partner Mobilitie regarding the improper completion of cell tower sites. The FCC says the companies failed to complete the proper tower registration and environmental and historic impact reviews before building some cell sites.
How does one join this class action?
Those automated changes
I fricking hated dealing with those....
And how much of that is going to the customers ?
Pay Attention Verizon