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AT&T users whose “unlimited data” was throttled get $60 million in refunds

Enlarge / The AT&T logo displayed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 25, 2019. Getty Images | Gabriel Bouys AT&T has agreed to pay $60 million back to customers to settle a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit over the carrier’s severe throttling of mobile data plans advertised as “unlimited.” The FTC, which …

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AT&T and FTC settle lawsuit over data throttling

Sponsored Links REUTERS/Brendan McDermid AT&T has reached a truce in an FTC lawsuit accusing it of deceptive data throttling practices. A newly published federal court ruling has revealed that the two parties reached a settlement on August 2nd, and requested a 90-day stay while the FTC reviewed and voted on the settlement. The terms of …

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Wireless carriers fight ban on throttling firefighters during emergencies

Enlarge / A West Covina firefighter pulls a hose away from a horse barn that burns as the Mendocino Complex Fire moves through the area on July 31, 2018, in Lakeport, Calif. Getty Images | Justin Sullivan The US mobile industry’s top lobbying group is opposing a proposed California state law that would prohibit throttling …

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Texas lawmaker wants to ban mobile throttling in disaster areas

Enlarge / Texas’ state flag. Getty Images | CGinspiration A Texas lawmaker is proposing a state law that would prohibit wireless carriers from throttling mobile Internet service in disaster areas. Bobby Guerra, a Democratic member of the Republican-controlled Texas House of Representatives, filed the bill last week. “A mobile Internet service provider may not impair …

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Texas bill would make it illegal to throttle data in disaster areas

Reuters/Richard Rodriguez The revelation that Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) throttled California firefighters’ data is prompting new legislation… in Texas. State Representative Bobby Guerra has submitted a bill that would make it illegal for wireless carriers to “impair or degrade” mobile data in declared disaster areas. In other words, a provider couldn’t throttle any service in …

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