AT&T says the FCC’s net neutrality rules may be hampering the carrier’s efforts to bring new services to its customers.
AT&T’s Senior Vice President of Regulatory Bob Quinn said Wednesday that his company has avoided offering some new services because of worries it might be in violation of the FCC’s rules, according to a report from Ars Technica.
Speaking at the Phoenix Center’s Annual US Telecoms Symposium yesterday, Quinn reportedly told Politico that AT&T has had to “shelve a bunch of stuff” because the company has to “wait and see.”
Quinn didn’t elaborate further, and AT&T couldn’t immediately be reached for comment on the matter.
AT&T was a strong opponent of the FCC’s new rules, which ban blocking, throttling and paid prioritization, while reclassifying Internet providers as public utilities.
AT&T has already made changes to its policies around legacy unlimited plans. Recently the company raised it high-speed data cap for those users from 5GB to 22GB, explaining the change in terms of network management.
The FCC came down hard on carriers for their handling of unlimited plans. The commission fined AT&T $100 million over misleading customers on unlimited data.
The FCC charged that AT&T “severely slowed down the data speeds for customers with unlimited data plans and that the company failed to adequately notify its customers that they could receive speeds slower than the normal network speeds AT&T advertised.”
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