The FTC today appear it had acclimatized a accusation with AT&T over ambiguous business apropos the company’s “unlimited” data plans and would issue a $60 actor fine.

The fine comes five years after the suit was brought forth by FTC chairpersons who, in 2014, bent that AT&T had likely begun the convenance of throttling data on customers’ “unlimited” plans as far back 2011. The suit alleges that all barter on the specific plan(s) were accountable to this convenance upon extensive a specific usage threshold.

AT&T, in advertence to the fine, gave the afterward account to The Verge beforehand today:

Even though it has been years since we activated this arrangement administration tool in the way declared by the FTC, we accept this is in the best interests of consumers.

It’s no abruptness that AT&T appears to have no argument to the $60 actor fine. Let’s put that number into perspective. AT&T makes about $150 billion (more or less, annual average) in revenue, which means the fine is about 0.04 percent of its revenue. So, let’s say AT&T was a person who made $50,000 in salary a year and they’d just been fined 0.04 percent. According to the calculator at Alcula, that’s a $20 fine. Do with that advice what you will.

It’s accessible that AT&T‘s political lobbying has paid for itself several times over as it continues to accept cream-puff fines from affable entities in the US government, but there’s more than just cash at stake here. This little pile-on from the FCC (who ahead fined AT&T $100 actor (soo.. around $35?) and the FTC makes it like AT&T is paying its advise for its past practices of throttling customers.

It also looks like the FTC is making good on the FCC’s affiance that adjustment would abide after net neutrality was repealed. But, a tickle-on-the-wrist in fines and the actualization of administration are far altered things than acclimation AT&T to cease throttling its customers and lying about it.

Now that AT&T‘s legal woes apropos allegations of throttling have been acclimatized and net neutrality is a thing of the past, it’s free to abide doing business as usual.