When Unlimited Isn't Really Unlimited… Yet Again

from the fun-for-everyone dept

About a year ago, we had a few stories about how Comcast’s supposedly “unlimited” broadband plans really weren’t unlimited. They have a “fuzzy cap,” and will cut off those who go above it. Now, a subscriber to broadband service from Cogeco is discovering they also have a fuzzy cap on bandwidth. The user was cut off after downloading 150gigs this month. Some people respond by saying that these bandwidth hogs deserve to be cut off, but that isn’t the point. If the company is promising “unlimited” broadband, and then limit it, that’s false advertising. If they want to put a cap in place, that’s absolutely their right — but they shouldn’t be advertising that the connection is unlimited. If they have a cap, they should tell users what that cap is.


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