T-Cellular Agrees with FCC to Be Upfront About Knowledge-Throttling

The FCC has pressured T-Cellular to turn out to be extra clear about throttled knowledge speeds. In contrast to some carriers, T-Cellular doesn’t cost customers for going over their excessive-velocity knowledge restrict. The corporate does, nevertheless, scale back wi-fi Web speeds in a apply referred to as "knowledge throttling." The issue, in response to the FCC, was that T-Cellular was permitting solely sure velocity-check purposes that have been complicated to clients as a result of they gave "details about T-Cellular’s full community velocity, and never the precise decreased velocity out there to those clients at the moment." On Monday, the FCC introduced that T-Cellular will now ship a textual content message to clients once they have handed their knowledge restrict with a hyperlink to a velocity check that may precisely inform them how a lot their connection has slowed. T-Cellular additionally agreed to offer a "button" on their telephones that may hyperlink to correct velocity checks and provides a clearer rationalization of its knowledge insurance policies on its web site. “Shoppers want this info to completely perceive what they’re getting with their broadband service," FCC chairman Tom Wheeler stated in a press release. The modifications will roll out within the subsequent 60 days.

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First revealed November 25 2014, 10:09 AM