AT&T Data Throttling Lawsuit Dismissed By US Appeals Court2016-09-01 03:24 by Daniela
Tags: AT&T, throttling
A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission against AT&T for for intentionally "throttling" the mobile internet for its unlimited data customers when they reached a certain usage.
The FTC filed the suit in 2014 seeking potential refunds for consumers. The commission claimed that AT&T had throttled at least 3.5 million unlimited data customers a total of more than 25 million times.
Now, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered that AT&T is a common carrier and as such, it is exempt from FTC regulation.
An FTC spokesman Jay Mayfield said that the FTC is disappointed with the ruling and the commissioners are considering options for moving forward.
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