AT&T Calls FCC's Proposed $100M Fine Irresponsible, Unfair

By Margaret Harding McGill (July 27, 2015, 8:12 PM EDT) -- AT&T has fired back at the Federal Communications Commission's proposed $100 million fine over its allegedly misleading unlimited data plan, telling the agency its notice of apparent liability is both "unprecedented and indefensible," according to a filing obtained Monday.

AT&T's July 17 response accused the commission of flouting principles of "fairness, due process and responsible enforcement" in issuing the notice of apparent liability in June. The FCC claimed AT&T violated the transparency rule of its 2010 Open Internet Order by failing to adequately notify customers with unlimited data plans about the reduced speeds they could experience and by falsely labeling the...

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