Wednesday, April 14, 2010

ISP Tells Heavy Users: Pay More Or Lose Service

The Internet service provider Frontier has informed some broadband subscribers that they could be disconnected unless they agree to new $99-a-month rates. The reason? Those subscribers previously consumed more bandwidth than the company deemed reasonable.
"A reasonable amount of usage is defined as 5GB combined upload and download consumption during the course of a 30-day billing period,"

In Australia because dsl is the primary mode of delivery there is a lot of competition (albeit prices are higher than usa because of costs for international etc).

I was stunned when i moved to NY to find that i had a choice of only 2; Time Warner with cable, Verizon with DSL or freaking dialup.

Are you kidding me?

How many politicians do the cable and carrier companies keep in their pocket for that sweet deal?


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