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FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million Over Throttling Practices

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Wow

andrewbearpig

Jun 17, 2015, 12:11 PM
They have made it plain in their customer service summaries yet the fcc wants to sue for it?
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The Victor

Jun 17, 2015, 3:39 PM
now its clearly states it but for a long time not too many people knew about it
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andrewbearpig

Jun 17, 2015, 5:46 PM
This is just a fcc cash grab tbh
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phonefreak87

Jun 17, 2015, 5:57 PM
it states unlimited data technically att didnt say highspeed data. so i dont know what the deal is there is no such things as unlimited high speed data unless you go to carriers that have poor service. if people would use their phone internet just for there device and stop trying to hotspot all their electronics maybe the big carriers would give us unlimited high speed but they wont since people think they can use mobile internet for their home internet
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andrewbearpig

Jun 17, 2015, 7:12 PM
The days of low Internet usage is over. It's not like Data was at 300 mb was alot.
people that are data hogs ruin it for the rest of us
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Zpike

Jun 23, 2015, 12:13 PM
>>The days of low Internet usage is over. It's not like Data was at 300 mb was alot. people that are data hogs ruin it for the rest of us

The days of news groups and grannies checking their email are over. It's not like it was when we all had dial up. People use the internet for absolutely everything now. People that use their mobile data and the internet the way it is marketed are just trying to get what they expected. ISP's that refuse to build out infrastructure (they should have had in the 90's) to support their advertised services (even though they have substantially more cash reserves than is necessary to do so) are ruining it for everyone.

There, I fixed it. It makes sense now.
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DarkStar

Jun 19, 2015, 3:01 PM
Nobody has truly unlimited data.
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Suicidy

Jun 17, 2015, 5:58 PM
Exactly. It just goes to the government. Which might as well be a black hole. You and I will never see a dime of it.

And you know that these costs are passed along to the consumer. The FCC is just another evil regulatory group siphoning outer freedoms.
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Brad K

Jun 17, 2015, 6:09 PM
Right? No one seems to think about where AT&T gets their money from in the first place. Increased cost of business leads to increased consumer pricing, layoffs, and/or hours/benefit cuts.

The government claims to fight for the consumer but their actions just lead to rising prices and fewer jobs for those consumers.
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Zpike

Jun 23, 2015, 12:17 PM
>>The government claims to fight for the consumer but their actions just lead to rising prices and fewer jobs for those consumers.

Soooooooo..... you don't see anything wrong with the current market right? I mean you believe that ISP's are acting ethically and consumers are being treated fairly and that services are delivered at reasonable prices, right? You would call the current state of the market a success, right?
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Brad K

Jun 17, 2015, 6:05 PM
Duh, and what do you think net neutrality is all about? Will offer up more opportunities for more cash grabs. They know this whole misleading unlimited throttling thing is a hot button issue they can capitalize on. One of the main arguments they used to pass net neutrality is that it would stop the misleading unlimited throttling but they seem to have forgot to mention there have been rules against it since 2010.
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Larjoy

Jun 18, 2015, 7:30 PM
For being deceived, ATT customers that had unlimited data or currently have it,,,,,,SHOULD GET PIECE OF THE FCC ACTION
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DarkStar

Jun 19, 2015, 3:02 PM
AT&T never had unlimited data. No company has unlimited data.
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Zpike

Jun 23, 2015, 12:25 PM
>>AT&T never had unlimited data. No company has unlimited data.

Then why did they advertise it? Also, just to disprove your lie AOL was one company that delivered unlimited data. Once they ditched their hours/mo model and went to an unlimited model you could get data continuously at 56 kb/s for as long as you kept your service. That, my friend, was unlimited data. And it was the benchmark for what unlimited data meant, as the vast majority of internet users signed up through AOL at the time. To advertise unlimited data at an advertised speed, and not deliver that data continuously at that speed is false advertising. People like you want to redefine the word unlimited. But consumers know what they were promised and your lies won't change t...
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DarkStar

Jun 24, 2015, 1:00 PM
Unlimited:
: without any limits or restrictions

: not limited in number or amount

That would mean I can use as much internet I want. If I wanted to download 100Tb of data in a month then I could. The problem is that there is a cap on the speed and therefor can't be unlimited.
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Zpike

Jun 29, 2015, 4:16 PM
What an incontrovertibly shortsighted understanding of language. The speed has always been an advertised limitation. Just because one attribute of a service is limited doesn't mean that others (like time or capacity) need to be, and vice versa. Furthermore, I already explained to you how those distinctions work. So, you really have no excuse for failing to make them.
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DarkStar

Jun 19, 2015, 2:59 PM
Technically shouldn't every company that offers unlimited data be sued by the FCC there is not one company that gives truly unlimited data.
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Zpike

Jun 23, 2015, 12:26 PM
>>Technically shouldn't every company that offers unlimited data be sued by the FCC there is not one company that gives truly unlimited data.

Yes, I think you are correct. They should all be sued for advertising their limited services as unlimited.
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