And these unlimited plans that crap out at 22-28GB? We're being played. America does not have the best 4G in the world. We
Comcast incurs almost no additional cost in terms of how much data you use. Once that "pipe" is built, it's cheap to operate. In essence, Comcast is imposing these arbitrary limits and penalties on customers simply because it can.
Last January, Congress was considering two bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, and Protect IP Act, or PIPA, meant
A reader from Minneapolis offered a breakdown of where her online video use happens, and where she'd have to cut back. I
"This is about how do you fairly allocate the cost of the network among users that have different uses," Powell said. Cable
There probably was no great need for Comcast to raise the usage caps on its broadband service, as it did last week from 250 GB to 300 GB per month. If the company thought for an instant that the modest increase bought it any good will from its theoretical regulators, it needn't have bothered.
AT&T's announcement that it would start to throttle the "heaviest users" on its wireless network is only the latest in a series of developments that place the idea of a thriving, useful Internet at risk.