The FCC accused AT&T of improperly slowing down Internet speeds for customers who had signed up for “unlimited” data plans and imposed a $100 million fine on June 17.
1. How long has this practice been impacting customers?
2. Has the company violated FCC rules for similar issues prior to this current one?
3. Why has this action come at a particularly bad time for AT&T?
4. Discuss the costs/benefits and legitimacy of this practice in managing networks.
Fung, B. (2015). AT&T just got hit with a $100 million fine after slowing down its ‘unlimited’ data. The Washington Post, June 17 (Retrievable online at http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/17/att-just-got-hit-with-a-100-million-fine-after-slowing-down-its-unlimited-data/?hpid=z1)