AT&T Refuses to Pay $100 Million FCC Fine, Suggests $16,000 Max

AT&T was hit with a massive $100 million fine by the FCC several weeks ago in response to its throttling of unlimited data customers, but now the carrier is asking that decision to be reversed. Even if it cannot get the commission’s verdict set aside, it’s asking that the fine be capped at a much lower amount. The case centers on AT&T’s practices after it moved away from offering unlimited mobile data plans in 2011. What does AT&T think is reasonable? $16,000 max. So, that’s 0.016% of the original fine.