AT&T pushes back on FCC's $100M throttling fine

AT&T (NYSE: T) has called a proposed $100 million fine levied against it by the FCC for alleged throttling "unprecedented and indefensible."

The FCC wants to ding AT&T for not being transparent enough with its grandfathered unlimited data plan. In June, the agency said the wireless company is not doing enough to tell customers how and when their speeds are being reduced when they use too much data.

However, in its response, AT&T said it wants the FCC to withdraw the proposed fine, calling the decision abritrary. It also said the agency exceeded its statutory authority. You can read the FierceWireless full analysis of AT&T's response right here.

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