AT&T to Pay $60 Million Fine for Throttling Customers on 'Unlimited' Plans

AT&T has agreed to pay $60 million to resolve allegations it charged millions of customers for “unlimited” data plans while significantly reducing speeds if they used too much data, the Federal Trade Commission announced. In 2011, the carrier began “throttling” — slowing speeds to the point that web browsing and other routine actions became difficult or nearly impossible — customers with unlimited data plans, the FTC alleged.