AT&T to begin throttling top 5% of unlimited data users
July 31, 2011 Leave a comment
If you are one of the lucky AT&T users who were able to lock into that awesome unlimited data plan before they changed over to their tiered structure — and also happen to use more data than AT&T thinks is reasonable under that plan — be prepared for some potentially slower speeds. AT&T has announced that starting Oct. 1, it is going to begin to throttle the top 5 percent of the data consumers, stating that they are using on average 12 times as much data as other customers. Keep in mind, nothing to freak out over here, but if you are one of those who stream all day, and tether all night, be prepared to notice some slower speeds in the coming months.