The good news? For those residing and conducting business in San Francisco and New York City, improved AT&T coverage is coming your way soon. According to AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega, the nation's second largest wireless carrier is working to improve an area that is categorized (by the company) as "performing at levels below standards." The fact of the matter is that these cities see a higher penetration of data-centric users as opposed to other metropolitan areas in the United States, and as such, those using a great deal of data suffer on a regular basis.
The bad news? The company has found that around 40 percent of overall data usage comes from three percent of smartphone users, and as a result, it was hinted that they'll address the issue at some point "in a way that's consistent with net-neutrality and FCC regulations." Usage meters and a tiered data pricing model are likely to be implemented as well.
Is it worth punishing the heavy data users (i.e. iPhone customers) when AT&T has spent centered most of their advertising dollars, time, and energy around the device? Sound off in the comments below.
Via: Engadget Mobile