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    Re: AT&T just got hit with a $100 million fine after slowing down its ‘unlimited’ dat

    They will just raise their prices across the board. Companies dont pay fines OR taxes...their customers do.
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    Re: AT&T just got hit with a $100 million fine after slowing down its ‘unlimited’ dat

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Verizon includes that information in the fine print. AT&T has never included that information.
    Did not know that!

    Sneaky bastards.

    That's adding insult to injury.
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    Re: AT&T just got hit with a $100 million fine after slowing down its ‘unlimited’ dat

    Quote Originally Posted by Doppelgangirl View Post
    Verizon does the same thing.

    AT&T and Verizon offer the same level of "quality" cell service that Comcast and Time Warner offer with cable, IMHO.

    The consumer can't take their business elsewhere, because there's really nowhere to go.
    Well said, Sprint too! I want to leave Sprint and Comcast but sadly am having a hard time finding better alternatives.

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    Re: AT&T just got hit with a $100 million fine after slowing down its ‘unlimited’ dat

    Backs up completely my posts I got warned about recently. Absolute nonsense. These are illegal monopolies that hurt the American people directly.

    Superb thread. Stand against the cartels.

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    Re: AT&T just got hit with a $100 million fine after slowing down its ‘unlimited’ dat

    Hmmm...I wonder if this is related to the fact that I have a 200 Mbps plan, yet no matter when I'm logged on I can never break 107 Mbps.

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    Re: AT&T just got hit with a $100 million fine after slowing down its ‘unlimited’ dat

    Quote Originally Posted by WSUwarrior View Post
    They will just raise their prices across the board. Companies dont pay fines OR taxes...their customers do.
    Correct bit incomplete. If a business has to raise prices to pay fines, that makes them less competitive and does hurt them. It would however take a larger fine than this to cause them to raise their prices.
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    Re: AT&T just got hit with a $100 million fine after slowing down its ‘unlimited’ dat

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    T banked $3 billion 1Q.

    $100M fine to them is like a $10 parking ticket to you and me.

    Cost of doing business.

    Yawn.
    Corporates will kill for a 3% increase in stock. The real question is did they lose out with this underhanded tactic, in light of the fine, and if this finding will be used as ammunition by angry customers in lawsuits. This isn't necessarily the end of it.

    What will be especially pathetic though is if the FCC allows them to continue advertising as "unlimited"

    But yeah our ISPs are such huge assholes that they're exhibit A in why corporatism fails. It's about the worst in the world in terms of value for cost. The duopoly of AT&T and comcast leaves consumers with no worthwhile options, kind of like dems/repubs.

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    Re: AT&T just got hit with a $100 million fine after slowing down its ‘unlimited’ dat

    My att is working faster than ever now. Hmmmmmm....

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    Re: AT&T just got hit with a $100 million fine after slowing down its ‘unlimited’ dat

    Quote Originally Posted by Doppelgangirl View Post
    Verizon does the same thing.

    AT&T and Verizon offer the same level of "quality" cell service that Comcast and Time Warner offer with cable, IMHO.

    The consumer can't take their business elsewhere, because there's really nowhere to go.
    AT&T (Bell Labs) is pretty much responsible for bringing us in to the modern world...they pretty much invented the framework of the modern Internet etc

    Verizon can suck it, they've only ever been s "me too" company

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    Re: AT&T just got hit with a $100 million fine after slowing down its ‘unlimited’ dat

    This is about wireless plans, not DSL.

    I've had the plan since my first iphone 3G. I did read they throttled back speed at 10GB or something, but I never noticed.

    I will happily accept the money from the class action lawsuit, though. When's that happening?
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