Iliad hit with fine for throttling

9 Feb 2012

A French consumer group says that telco and internet service provider (ISP) Iliad has been fined EUR100,000 (USD132,600) for slowing the internet connections of some customers. A report from Dow Jones says that the General Direction of Competition, Consumption and Fraud began an investigation into Iliad’s marketing practices in 2007. The consumer group claims that Iliad is offering a low-cost unlimited internet package but is throttling end-user speeds to ensure that customers do not utilise too much bandwidth. Iliad has not commented on the court’s decision.

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