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AT&T to Throttle Heaviest Data Hogs

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AT&T Data Throttling Is Just a Political Stunt

by andy2373    Jul 30, 2011, 10:56 AM

Geese ATT, just quit you're whining! Face it, your buy out of TMO has pissed people off.

Something doesn't seem to add up, though. Either AT&T is exaggerating the impact of this five percent and making a spectacle out of the policy change as a political move to justify the case for why it "needs" the T-Mobile acquisition approved, or AT&T is not being completely honest with regard to how many users will be affected or what the impact will be.


The final statement of the AT&T press release regarding the data throttling policy supports that theory as well: "But even as we pursue this additional measure, it will not solve our spectrum shortage and network capacity issues. Nothing short of completing the T-Mobile merger will provide additional spectrum capacity to address these near term challenges."

http://www.pcworld.com/article/236984/atandt_data_th ... »

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