Monday, August 1, 2011

AT&T to throttle data speeds for 'unlimited' hogs




AT&T Inc. said Friday that it's going to start limiting speeds for the 5 percent of its customers with "unlimited" data smartphone plans who clog the airwaves the most.The measure will take effect Oct. 1, AT&T said, and is intended to alleviate congestion on the network.T-Mobile USA already throttles users who go over certain limits for data consumption.AT&T stopped signing up new customers