11:27 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

FTC Says AT&T Misled Customers About 'Unlimited' Data Plans

An AT&T Wireless store in Philadelphia.
Matt Rourke AP

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 6:52 pm

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint in federal court against AT&T over just how unlimited the company's unlimited data plans are. The FTC says that by "throttling," or slowing down, the data of high-volume users, AT&T in fact was not giving users unlimited data. This throttling would sometimes reduce users' data speeds by 90 percent.

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7:12 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Senate Passes AT&T-Backed Deregulation Bill

A bill backed by AT&T that would deregulate telecommunications in Kentucky has passed the state Senate.

Senators voted 34-4 in favor of the bill. It would end requirements for telephone service providers to offer landlines to urban areas.

It would also prohibit the Public Service Commission from arbitrating consumer complaints over broadband services.

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2013 KY General Assembly
10:52 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Phone Company Restriction Overhaul Stalled in House Committee

Work in Frankfort to overhaul state restrictions on phone companies appears stalled.  The so-called “AT&T Bill” was the subject of a two hour hearing in a House committee Thursday.  Franklin County resident Van Arsdall is a mother of two children and says quick internet access is both costly and essential.

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3:59 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

AT&T Outage Affects MSU, Area Schools

Fiber optic cable bundle

A severed AT&T fiber optic line in Bowling Green caused an internet outage at Murray State University and some area schools. MSU Network Services Manager Tommy Phillips says the outage affected internet as well as 3G and Edge network services. The outage last around two hours, from just before noon to just before 2 p.m.

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