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AT&T Starts Throttling Heavy Wireless Data Users 158

tekgoblin writes "AT&T has started tossing out warnings for users that fall into the top 5% of data users on their wireless network. AT&T announced this change back in July and is now starting to actually enforce it."
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AT&T Starts Throttling Heavy Wireless Data Users

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  • Re:Saw This Coming. (Score:5, Informative)

    by friedmud (512466) on Saturday October 01, 2011 @05:26PM (#37579852)

    No - the wireless industry is not a free market. Spectrum is a very closely held resource carefully distributed to 3 or 4 major players... so free market forces can't fix this. If there was an infinite amount of spectrum and anyone could jump in and make a new wireless company... then there could be proper free market forces.

    I'm not saying we should just let people go crazy with spectrum either (spectrum chaos would be bad for everyone). How to handle wireless pricing going forward is definitely going to become a problem.

Marvelous! The super-user's going to boot me! What a finely tuned response to the situation!