Network Security

AT&T asks FCC to drastically reduce $100M fine

AT&T asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to limit its $100 million fine to no more than $16,000 and to delay non-monetary sanctions until they have undergone judicial review. Last month, the telecommunications company received the largest fine in FCC history after being accused of misleading customers.

AT&T reportedly failed to notify customers with “unlimited” data plans that their speeds would be “throttled” or limited after a certain amount of use. AT&T disputed the claims, saying that it notified their customers in numerous ways.

“The Commission's findings that consumers and competition were harmed are devoid of factual support and wholly implausible,” AT&T wrote earlier this month in a court filing obtained by The Hill.

The communications giant also argued that the FCC doesn't have the authority to order it to offer unlimited plan users a way out of their contracts, among other sanctions.

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