Decide says AT&T cannot cease FTC lawsuit over knowledge throttling

Judge says AT&T can't stop FTC lawsuit over data throttling

AT&T’s try and flip the tables on the Federal Commerce Fee’s cellular knowledge throttling lawsuit hasn’t precisely labored out as deliberate. A federal decide has rejected the service’s claims that it could possibly’t be sued as a result of its standing as a standard service for voice, which exempts it from FTC oversight, additionally applies to knowledge. This exception solely applies to the providers that they are meant to cowl, in response to the courtroom — whereas the Federal Communications Fee’s upcoming internet neutrality guidelines will think about cellular knowledge, they are not in impact proper now. The decide additionally says AT&T misrepresented the entire level of the rule. It is meant to stop overlap between widespread service laws, not (because the community instructed) laws as an entire. Briefly, AT&T should cope with the results of limiting its limitless knowledge clients, whether or not that is a slap on the wrist or a critical change in coverage.

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