Free loses bandwidth throttling case, fined EUR 140,000

Thursday 9 February 2012 | 09:03 CET | News
French ISP Free has been fined EUR 100,000 and ordered to pay consumer association UFC-Que Choisir EUR 40,000 in damages for having misleading consumers. The ruling refers to a case begun by French fraud protection agency DGCCRF after Free was marketing an 'unlimited' broadband internet subscription while throttling the bandwidth of non-unbundled customers. DGCCR states that Free reduced the bandwidth to pay for less capacity from France Telecom. In 2006, around 70 percent of Free customers had unbundled lines, out of 1.8 million total subscribers. The remaining 30 percent that kept their

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Companies: Free
Countries: France
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