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AT&T on data throttling: Blame yourselves

zacharye (2330148) writes | more than 2 years ago

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zacharye (2330148) writes "In an effort to justify its policies surrounding data service throttling for subscribers with unlimited smartphone data plans, AT&T on Tuesday issued a brief report regarding data usage on its nationwide wireless network. Senior EVP of AT&T technology and network operations John Donovan wrote on a company blog that data traffic on AT&T’s network has grown a staggering 20,000% over the past five years. Usage has doubled between 2010 and 2011 according to the executive, due in large part to the proliferation of smartphones. AT&T sold more smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2011 than in any other quarter in its history. And because its smartphone subscribers use so much data, AT&T seems to suggest it has no choice but to put measures such as data throttling in place..."
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3vi1 (544505) | more than 2 years ago | (#39045565)

"We oversold our network and can't keep the agreements we made. But rather than sueing us for breach of contract, blame yourself because that works better for us."

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