AT&T is expected to be the first ISP to implement a new policy developed with U.S. content providers that involves sending several anti-piracy warnings, redirecting users' browsing, and finally filing legal charges.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to overturn legal immunity for telecom carriers that allegedly participated with a U.S. National Security Agency surveillance program during the last decade.
AT&T will later this year carry the ATIV Smart PC, first unveiled in August.
Advocacy groups plan to file a complaint against AT&T, alleging violating the U.S. FCC's net neutrality rules.
Powerline networks operate by sending a modulated carrier signal over your regular AC wiring.
The company’s move is no surprise: Half of its smartphone users -- about 17 million customers -- are on so-called unlimited plans and it could find itself in a legal nightmare if other customers win similar cases.