what is The Reg
Can I get a job at The Reg?
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has fined AT&T $100m (£63m) after accusing it of unfairly limiting "unlimited" mobile data plans. The telco insists it has done nothing wrong. The regulator said AT&T broke its Open Internet rules by deliberately slowing subscribers' download speeds when they went over their 3GB …
I'm commenting before checking, but it feels like I've read this article before. And yet, AT&T continue to defy the FCC and the dictionary with their "unlimited" data plan.
EDITED AFTER CHECKING: The FTC ruled AT&T's throttling was a bad trade practice; AT&T argued the FTC didn't have jurisdiction and the FCC should rule instead. I wonder what next agency AT&T hopes will save them.
This is why I keep looking to push for an Act that demands that ALL ads of any nature tell nothing but the complete, unvarnished truth, with all claims required to be conservatives and all testimonials to be of typical results. The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you $DEITY.
Thing is, other carriers like Sprint and T-Mobile then steal customers by using the word themselves. The only solution is to level the playing field and declare that any "unlimited" plan is automatically False Advertising since there is no way to achieve this within the confines of physics.
Put the honest way it does not sound quite the same. All so called service providers re-define unlimited to mean;
"as much limitation as we can get away"
If throttling is applied to ALL traffic at times of stress that is one thing, to selectively apply it to some customers on the basis of a limited use threshold has NO relationship at all to 'unlimited'
This post has been deleted by its author
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2021