freitasm: For those who keep quoting the U.S. as the land of wonderful Internet, here comes the caps. While Comcast introduced a quite generous 250GB cap in their plans, Time Warner is introducing plans with 5, 10, 20 and 40GB caps.
We are increasing the bandwidth tier sizes included in all existing packages in the trial markets to 10, 20, 40 and 60 GB for Road Runner Lite, Basic, Standard and Turbo packages, respectively. Package prices will remain the same. Overage charges will be $1 per GB per month
• We will introduce a 100 GB Road Runner Turbo package for $75 per month (offering speeds of 10 MB/1 MB). Overage charges will be $1 per GB per month.
• Overage charges will be capped at $75 per month. That means that for $150 per month customers could have virtually unlimited usage at Turbo speeds.
watch everyone switch over to comcast for their 250gb cap. bad move from time warner. their going to lose all their subscribers.
Offering big data caps is only helpful if you can get a good revenue for it.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Time Warner Cable Inc said on Thursday it would shelve plans to test a system that bills customers for the amount of broadband bandwidth they use instead of at a flat fee to access the Internet from home after an uproar from consumer groups and politicians.
"It is clear from the public response over the last two weeks that there is a great deal of misunderstanding about our plans," Time Warner Cable Chief Executive Glenn Britt said in a statement.
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