AT&T reportedly throttling bandwidth speeds of mobile data customers

AT&T reportedly throttling bandwidth speeds of mobile data customers

Ars Technica has revealed in a recent report that bandwidth speeds of AT&T's mobile data customers is still being throttled even though the carrier had promised the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it will not throttle customers who use unlimited data plans.

The report has pointed out that bandwidth speeds for mobile data customers are being throttled by AT&T even at times when it is not necessary. To substantiate the point, the report has revealed that the data-throttling policy of AT&T is apparently evident from the communications between the carrier and many of its customers.

As per the report, the AT&T customers who are affected by the carrier's data throttling policy are those who are using older 3G smartphones, which have been relegated by the carrier to a "legacy unlimited data plan" which is not actually unlimited at all.

The reported move by AT&T to throttle the bandwidth speeds of its mobile data customers implies that the carrier is clearly not complying with the FCC's strongly-worded instructions to US wireless carriers about not throttling bandwidth speeds of their customers.

Meanwhile, one of the most noteworthy parts of the Ars Technica report is that while AT&T's theoretical reason for data throttling is to limit data when the network witnesses heavy traffic, tests have revealed that AT&T seemingly throttled data for customers even when the network is not congested.

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