AT& T, the telecommunication giant refuses to bow down and clams irrelevance of the proposed fine by the Federal Communications Commission of FCC at $100 million, asserting that it was transparent about its data plan and the data plan adhered to the transparency rules of FCC.
On Wednesday, FCC has announced its plan to fine AT&T $100 million for misleading subscribers about unlimited data plans.
Earlier AT&T has been accused by FCC of providing erroneous plan where the subscribers were duped by telling the plans as unlimited but then the speed of transmission was slowed after a certain amount of data was used in a monthly cycle.
AT&T have said that they are in compliance with the transparency rule of the 2010 Open Internet Oder of FCC, and said that its network management policy for handling unlimited data subscribers was clearly stated and the subscribers were informed of the maximum speed they would receive in the plan.
AT&T is the second largest mobile carried in the United States.
Further AT&T said that FCC was aware of the policy of providing “more bandwidth to subscribers that have used the network less over some preceding period of time than to heavier users as a solution to reducing congestion”.
In an email, AT&T spokesperson defended by saying that FCC has specifically identified this practice as a legitimate and reasonable way to manage network resources for the benefit of all customers, and it has been used before by many major carriers.
FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler affirmed strict action stating that the consumers deserve to get what they pay foe and so the FCC will not stand idle while the consumers are deceived by misleading marketing techniques and insufficient disclosure.
The Company AT&T has 30 days to respond to the FCC proposition following which FCC will issue the final order.