Originally Posted by Brink
ISP's are money grubbers plain and simple.
I have Charter, and every so often they raise the speeds of each tier. Well, after a recent raise of speed, combined with usage caps that they supposedly have now, they want to charge to make up for streaming? that makes no sense at all, considering the cap.
All they have done so far is give the illusion that you can stream, download, and do all you want because of a "blazing fast" connection, when in reality, all they're doing is making people reach the cap faster with the faster speeds.
Streaming is becoming the norm, and ISP's like charter, t.w., cox, and AT&T all offer cable tv service. The tv service suffers when people realize they can stream most of what they watch online, and not have to pay for cable tv.
It's still sounds to me like a scare tactic to get people to keep their cable tv subscription.
"Here's your super fast internet connection....but don't use it all, or we'll charge you."
The whole argument about using too much bandwidth, and imposing caps is a joke, just like the phone companies charging unreal amounts for mobile data. There is no real reason for it other than to make more money, and scaring people into paying it.