T-Mobile has agreed to a $48 million settlement with the Federal Communications Commission over claims it misled customers when promoting its unlimited data plan policy.
T-Mobile must pay a $7.5 million federal fine, give $5 million in services and equipment to U.S. schools and give affected customers $35.5 million in discounts and data credits.
The FCC’s investigation targeted T-Mobile’s marketing of its unlimited data plan. Customers expected to be able to use as much data as they wanted at high speeds, the FCC said, but speeds for some data users were being slowed.
T-Mobile slows down, or “throttles”, data speeds for customers that use a...