Deception Alleged by FTC against AT&T for Throttling “Unlimited” Data Customers

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit against AT&T under the Federal Trade Commission Act alleging that AT&T deceptively misled millions of its customers with “unlimited” mobile data plans by throttling their data speeds.  The FTC’s complaint also alleges that AT&T failed to adequately disclose the data speed restrictions that were imposed on its “unlimited” mobile data plan customers.  The FTC asks the court for a permanent injunction against future violations by AT&T and redress to affected AT&T customers, including but not limited to reformed contracts and refunds.  In a statement, AT&T has denied the FTC’s allegations and claims to have been “completely transparent” with customers since it began throttling.

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