In 2019, AT&T was in a position to settle with Ajit Pai’s FCC for a “wrist slap” of $60 million whereas being allowed to say they admitted no fault on their half. Needless to say in 2015, AT&T was fined $100 million by a Democratic-led FCC for the exact same conduct.
Within the neutered FCC period beneath Trump, cities and states have needed to band collectively to sue the big telecommunications companies with the intention to attempt to get some client satisfaction. They’ve needed to fight against the FCC, a physique that’s supposed to be on the patron’s facet, at each flip. TechDirt reports that AT&T is taking the “nothing is actual” propaganda of our present White Home administration and FCC into the courtroom room to battle in opposition to its a long time of client abuses and deceptive promoting.
In a Might submitting, AT&T now argues that as a result of reporters and different client watchdogs had been reporting on the telecom big’s deceptive and abusive conduct in direction of customers by providing up “limitless” plans that had been all the things besides “limitless,” they’ll’t be have been deceptive. You see how that works? Individuals reported on AT&T throttling the speeds of customers with limitless plans, and subsequently these items weren’t a secret!