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Time Warner receiving more protests over tiered bandwidth caps

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Last week we reported that Time Warner Cable was planning to test "tiered" Internet access, each with bandwidth caps. The plan received significant backlash from Rep. Eric Massa of New York, who promised to draft a bill completely eliminate "unfair" tiered pricing structures from ISPs. Massa added at the time: "I am taking a leadership position on this issue because of all the phone ...

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There's a vocal minority of heavy bandwidth users for whom this plan is unappealing, but we're not hearing from the overwhelming majority of our customers who will be unaffected by this.
Yea, but wait until the caps actually start and customers receive their first bill. "we went over our cap last month how much?!?!"
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Consumption of bandwidth is exploding, and that's good, but it requires a substantial investment in infrastructure. There's a vocal minority of heavy bandwidth users for whom this plan is unappealing, but we're not hearing from the overwhelming majority of our customers who will be unaffected by this."

Call me pessimistic, but somehow I think this statement is F.O.S. and so is the exec. "Not hearing from" my ass. I just don't think people are going straight to their political rep before registering a complaint with their provider.
#3
Glad to see an uprising... now do the same with the nickel and dime landline and cellphone charges!
#4
According to Stopthecap! TWC has shelved their metered billing plans in all test markets!
#5
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i think they are lieing because they want make $1000 amonth or more internet service pay for what you use very bad idea only people won't affect is people don't know how use the pc and if want just check emails they should just bought the slow speed and not fastest speed or they could just use dial up. they just want find away charge 3 times amount per month for nonething.
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#6
Originally posted by david89:
i think they are lieing because they want make $1000 amonth or more internet service pay for what you use very bad idea only people won't affect is people don't know how use the pc and if want just check emails they should just bought the slow speed and not fastest speed or they could just use dial up. they just want find away charge 3 times amount per month for nonething.
You might want to proof read your comment before posting. I have to read this five times before I could understand it. And I thought my English was bad.
#7
Originally posted by david89:
i think they are lieing because they want make $1000 amonth or more internet service pay for what you use very bad idea only people won't affect is people don't know how use the pc and if want just check emails they should just bought the slow speed and not fastest speed or they could just use dial up. they just want find away charge 3 times amount per month for nonething.
Are you 13 years old?
#8
Originally posted by Run4two:
According to Stopthecap! TWC has shelved their metered billing plans in all test markets!
Thank god, I was planning on calling my representatives soon but now it looks like I don't have to :D
#9
Here is an article at PC mag

Originally posted by Time Warner Company:
"It is clear from the public response over the last two weeks that there is a great deal of misunderstanding about our plans to roll out additional tests on consumption based billing," Time Warner CEO Glen Britt said in a statement. "As a result, we will not proceed with implementation of additional tests until further consultation with our customers and other interested parties, ensuring that community needs are being met."

From this article
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2345430,00.asp
#10
Well if my ISP started to introduce bandwidth capping my reaction would be very simple I would ditch them and go with the competition, and if 35% of there customers did just that they could end up the same way as GM
#11
You sound like a spammer.

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#12
Originally posted by JST1946:
You sound like a spammer.

I hate to disrespect a Veteran, but pot meet kettle. You bumped a 3+ year old thread for this.

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#13
Well someone posted before I did I guess they removed it aleady.

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