AT&T will not all the time throttle your limitless LTE knowledge
Whereas AT&T has restricted its throttling for limitless 3G knowledge to clogged-up networks, it hasn’t been so type to the LTE crowd. Go previous 5GB of utilization in a month and your excessive-velocity connection would all the time decelerate, regardless of how empty the cell towers could be. The service is lastly taking a softer stance, nevertheless. It lately up to date its coverage statements to say that it now throttles limitless LTE knowledge previous the 5GB mark provided that you are on a congested community. AT&T tells us that it had revealed plans to do that final yr — it simply flicked the change on the coverage this week.
The kinder, gentler strategy is definitely handy for AT&T. It is dealing with an FTC lawsuit for allegedly doing little to warn legacy subscribers earlier than throttling them, and the FCC is important of throttling insurance policies meant extra to steer individuals towards capped plans than deal with heavy visitors. This much less arbitrary LTE philosophy will not handle each concern, nevertheless it’ll at the least inform regulators that throttling happens solely when it (theoretically) is sensible.