Tech Companies Don't Like Cable Broadband Restrictions

from the bad-news dept

A number of tech companies have teamed up to complain to the FCC about the various annoying restrictions that cable internet providers are putting into their service agreements. They say that restrictions on the ability to add more boxes to a network, or to do bandwidth intensive activities are “troubling” and may decrease the incentives to adopt broadband. They’re also afraid they could “limit innovation and consumers’ freedom, which have been the engines of the information age.” The cable companies, of course, could care less about innovation and consumer freedom. They want to come up with ways to squeeze as much money as possible out of their customers, so expect them to fight back.

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