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A Court Call for AT&T

At first glance this might not look like it is cell tower related but when a tower becomes congested and there’s not another site nearby to offload traffic, the cell connection slows down. The Federal Trade Commission says that AT&T’s practice of slowing down the connection speeds of unlimited-data customers who tap excessive amounts of data is a failure to deliver on the promise of “unlimited.” AT&T claims these allegations are “baseless” and that they have been open about their network management policies.

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