AT&T and Verizon are trying to convince the Federal Communications Commission that mobile broadband is good enough for Internet users who don’t have access to fiber or cable services.
The carriers made this claim despite the data usage and speed limitations of mobile services. In the mobile market, even “unlimited” plans can be throttled to unusable speeds after a customer uses just 25GB or so a month. Mobile carriers impose even stricter limits on phone hotspots, making it difficult to use mobile services across multiple devices in the home.
The carriers ignored those limits in filings they submitted for the FCC’s annual review of broadband deployment.
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