AT&T moving to tiered internet tariffs

23 Jul 2008

AT&T Inc says it is to introduce a new tiered mechanism for providing different speeds of internet access. From October the firm will split its internet access products into separate tiers based on achievable end-user speeds rather than the current system of basing tariffs on peak download rates. ‘When AT&T provides broadband service by speed, it will do so in discrete, non-overlapping tiers,’ said AT&T’s Senior Federal Regulatory Vice President Robert Quinn. ‘We will strive to provide service within the speed tier purchased by the customer and, if we find that we are not providing service within the ordered speed tier, AT&T will take action either to bring the customer’s service within the ordered tier or give the customer an option to move to a different tier.’

United States, AT&T