It seems the United States Federal Trade Commission takes a stand stating "‘unlimited’ means unlimited." They finally decided to put their foot down on some of the sneaky ways that US carriers have been hampering Unlimited Data customers. FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez is accusing AT&T of deceptive advertising and violation of the FTC Act because they throttled 3.5 Million customers who signed up for "unlimited plans." In a press statement, Ramirez specifically said, The main compliant is that AT&T' failed to inform customers that their "unlimited data" could be "throttled." A few customers even had their data speeds cut by up to 90 percent. Here's another quote with more of the details, What's interesting about this case is what sort of precedent it might set. The other carriers could be just as culpable as AT&T. Will the FTC go after Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint next? Will this open a door allowing them to go after cable companies for throttling users. Ultimately, it will come down to whether or not customers were adequately informed by the company of any throttling issues. Regardless, it's great to see someone calling out these companies for their heavy abuse of the word "unlimited." Share your thoughts.