Category: ISP’s

Netflix asks FCC to declare data caps “unreasonable”

Netflix asks FCC to declare data caps “unreasonable”

| September 12, 2016

Netflix has asked the US Federal Communications Commission to declare that home Internet data caps are unreasonable and that they limit customers’ ability to watch online video. Netflix submitted a filing last week for the FCC’s annual investigation of broadband deployment, a review that is mandated by Congress in Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act. […]

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Comcast, Wireless Industry Using 'Diversity' Groups To Oppose Net Neutrality, Fight Cable Set Top Box Reform

Comcast, Wireless Industry Using ‘Diversity’ Groups To Oppose Net Neutrality, Fight Cable Set Top Box Reform

| May 12, 2016

We’ve noted several times how one of the sleaziest lobbying tactics in telecom is the co-opting of minority or “diversity” groups to support policies that actually hurt these groups’ constituents. Such theater benefits large telecom companies by presenting the illusion of broad support for what usually are extremely anti-consumer (or anti-small business and startup) policies. […]

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CenturyLink Follows Comcast's Lead, To Start Charging Broadband Overage Fees

CenturyLink Follows Comcast’s Lead, To Start Charging Broadband Overage Fees

| February 13, 2016

from the more-money-for-the-same-shitty-product dept You can add CenturyLink to the growing number of ISPs charging more money for the same product thanks to limited broadband competition. The company told attendees of an earnings conference call this week that it would be following Comcast’s lead and conducting a “trial” of broadband usage caps and overage fees […]

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