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Throttled Customer Fights Back Against At&T

Feb 28, 2012
Originally published on February 28, 2012 6:48 am
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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Which brings us to today's last word in business: a win for the little guy.

Matt Spaccarelli was one of those unlimited data customers being throttled by AT&T. He took his beef to small claims court and last Friday, he won.

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That's right. According to the Associated Press, Spaccarelli's award was limited. He got $850. His lone suit is really, all any customer can do. That's because AT&T's contract forbids class-action lawsuits.

MONTAGNE: So if all those data hogs want to make their case, they'll have to do it one at a time, and actually show up in court.

That's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

GREENE: And I'm David Greene. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.