AT&T decides against appeal, pays angry customer $935 in throttling case
too much of a PR disaster and decided to just pay Spacarelli $935 to end the case. The problem that happened here is not so much that a customer got throttled, but that it happened after using so little data. So AT&T is changing its throttling threshold. From now on, users can only be throttled if they used more than 3GB of data in a month and 4G LTE users can go up to 5GB without retribution. Of course, you still have to be among the top 5% of data users to, ahem, qualify for the throttling. Believe it or not, Spacarelli's phone is still being throttled as he had a .31 Mbps download speed on Saturday.
As for Matt Spacarelli, he is now using a newly purchased second Apple iPhone with a SIM card plugged in from reseller Straight Talk. He is now getting 3.83Mbps on AT&T's 3G network and paying just $45 a month for unlimited talk, text and data with no contract.
source: Mashable via Phandroid