The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will seek a re-hearing ina speed throttling case against AT&T Inc., MultichannelNews reported Sept. 27, citing a statement by FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez.
The decision to dismiss the case against AT&T by theU.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has "significant ramificationsfor our jurisdiction," Ramirez said before a Senate Commerce Committeeoversight hearing panel.
Despite dismissal of the FTC case, the FCC could still finethe carrier for data throttling. In July 2015, AT&T a fine of $100 million proposedby the FCC over accusations of misleading its customers about unlimited mobiledata.
AT&T is being accused by U.S. regulators of severelyslowing down the data speeds for customers with unlimited data plans, and offailing to adequately notify its customers that they could receive speedsslower than the normal network speeds AT&T advertised.