The fine is one of the biggest in history, the decision made by The Federal Communications Commission because they, apparently, found out that AT&T throttled net speed for users who are using a particular amount of data, perceiving a real speed down.
FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler said: Broadband providers must be upfront and transparent about the services they provide. The FCC will not stand idly by while consumers are deceived by misleading marketing materials and insufficient disclosure.
And AT&T released a statement refusing the accusation: "We will vigorously dispute the FCC’s assertions. The FCC has specifically identified this practice as a legitimate and reasonable way to manage network resources for the benefit of all customers, and has known for years that all of the major carriers use it. We have been fully transparent with our customers, providing notice in multiple ways and going well beyond the FCC’s disclosure requirements.”
The Washingtong Post published this infographic with the FCC as source. Here you can see the Throttled’s effect.
Your AT&T’s service has been affected or remains the same?