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FCC to Fine AT&T $100 Million for Slowing Mobile Data

A pedestrian talks on a cell phone while walking past an AT&T Inc. store in New York, on Jan. 27, 2014.

A pedestrian talks on a cell phone while walking past an AT&T Inc. store in New York, on Jan. 27, 2014.

Photographer: Craig Warga/Bloomberg
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AT&T Inc. will be fined a record $100 million for misleading customers about unlimited mobile data plans under a U.S. regulator’s proposal.

The company slowed speeds for customers with unlimited data plans and failed to adequately notify them of the practice, the Federal Communications Commission said in a news release Wednesday. AT&T violated an FCC rule requiring transparency for broadband data practices, the agency said.