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Submitted by Vyralize 1114d ago | news

NCTA admits data caps are about making money, not preventing network congestion

Vyralize: The National Cable and Telecommunications Association president has admitted that data caps and usage-based pricing has been put in place for ‘fairness’ purposes and NOT because of network congestion. (Industry, Services, Web)

Vyralize  +   1114d ago
He finally admits this?!
Speed-Racer  +   1114d ago
Speak the truth? Pfff... Blasphemy.
ArmrdChaos  +   1114d ago
Communication companies are just as bad as the petroleum companies. Rape and pillage with an army of lobbyists to defend (bribe) their cause.
SKUD  +   1114d ago
No surprises here. Same thing can be said for wireless data caps.
dachiefsman  +   1114d ago
His analogy in the article is a farce. "Fairness" he says, well I can make an analogy to: If I go to the Golden Corral and pay 10 buck and eat to my hearts content, but if I wanted to I could just go for one plate of food.

The difference between this guys analogy and mine are choice and penalty. If you want more you pay more, but you taking more really doesn't affect our bottom line thus were will make you pay.
Speed-Racer  +   1114d ago
Excellent summary. They have more than enough bandwidth to support both super and low bandwidth users. Also, the service will always be an unlimited resource. Just ridiculous how much these guys charge, especially in areas where they hold a monopoly.
MikeMyers  +   1114d ago
What they should do is offer better value for those who don't use it much. Start low and then go from there in a tiered format. Don't start in the middle and go higher just because you can. People who conserve energy do it for cost savings. If I buy a plan and don't use the full amount do I get a rebate? No I don't.
fatstarr  +   1114d ago
took them how many years, smh its all bs [IAB]

all hail the mighty euro its not even the dollar anymore.
clonerz  +   1114d ago
Why isn't this getting more attention like WOw wtf man nobody cares....
2pacalypsenow  +   1114d ago
Because the majority of people dont even know whats being fed to them they hear 14mbits! and think it amazing speed's with horrible ping and latency but dont know that other countries get 100GBITS! with small latency for half the prize
shossofe  +   1114d ago
1Gbit not 100....
kevinsheeks  +   1113d ago
we know but us small few versus these big corporations what can we do if i speak with my money sprint wont care
andshesays  +   1113d ago
OBVIOUSLY.... those BT adverts on the side there also have the same policy there is a limit, and VIRGIN.... I used to download a lot of stuff 24/7 until they capped me bad.... I didnt even know they said unlimited...
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1113d ago
google save us!! Buy time warner for $10b!
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Enigma_2099  +   1113d ago
And in other news, grass is green, water is wet, and s*** stinks!

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