FCC Enforcement Hits New Heights With $100M AT&T Fine

Law360, Washington (June 17, 2015, 8:52 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau has already made a name for itself with major fines, but the record-setting $100 million penalty proposed against AT&T Mobility LLC on Wednesday moves the unit even further into uncharted regulatory territory, experts said.

The notice of apparent liability accuses AT&T of knowingly misleading customers about its unlimited data plan and failing to adequately inform them of a company policy that slows speeds by as much as 90 percent after customers hit a monthly data threshold. It also continues an agency trend of moving from enforcement based upon specific rules to enforcement based on broad...

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