“AT&T is increasing the amount of data its unlimited customers can use before they are throttled back to slower speeds,” Andre Berg reports for WirelessWeek. “Those users on grandfathered unlimited plans can now consumer 22GB of LTE before being throttled. That’s up significantly from the 5GB previously allowed to those customers.”
“AT&T explains throttling in terms of established ‘network mangement practices,'” Berg reports. “‘As you would expect, these network management practices have continued to evolve over time to benefit our customers and take advantage of the billions we have spent to expand and augment our networks,’ AT&T explained in a post on its support site. ‘As a result of this evolution, we recently revised our practices such that Unlimited Data Plan smartphone customers can now use 22GB of high-speed data during a billing period before becoming subject to network management practices that might result in reduced data speeds and increased latency.'”
Berg reports, “And should a user reach that 22GB cap, AT&T says that ‘speed reductions will occur only when the customer is using his or her device at times and in areas where there is network congestion and only for the remainder of the current billing cycle after the customer has exceeded the 22GB data usage threshold.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Looks like the AT&T rat bastages took notice of that $100 million fine.
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