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AT&T to throttle grandfathered unlimited data plan customers only in areas that are experiencing network congestion

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AT&T to throttle grandfathered unlimited data plan customers only in areas that are experiencing network congestion

AT&T is pulling again on its throttling efforts towards unlimited LTE customers, reports ArsTechnica. The website online spotted that the service lately modified its coverage to say that it's going to only throttle customers with unlimited LTE data plans who've each handed 5GB in a billing cycle and are in a space experiencing network congestion.

The corporate has silently up to date its strengthen files to say the next, which used to be first found out via Ars Technica:
“As as a result of AT&T’s network control procedure, customers on a 3G or 4G phone or on a 4G LTE phone with an unlimited data plan who've passed 3 gigabytes (3G/4G) or 5 gigabytes (4G LTE) of data in a billing duration would possibly revel in lowered speeds while the use of data products and services now and then and in areas that are experiencing network congestion. All such customers can nonetheless use unlimited data with out incurring overage fees, and their speeds will probably be restored with the beginning of the following billing cycle.”
In 2012, AT&T had began throttling most sensible 5% of the unlimited data plan subscribers to 2G speeds. But used to be pressured to make a transformation in the coverage after a backlash for its unlimited data plan customers. It then introduced a data cap, and began throttling its grandfathered unlimited data plan customers when they fed on 5GB of LTE data or 3GB of 3G/4G data in a month. Many AT&T customers have stated speeds slower than 512kbps in spite of being on LTE and paying the service for an “unlimited” plan. 
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