by Mike Masnick
Tue, Feb 17th 2009 9:21pm
Frontier Communications last year was a big supporter of capping broadband usage at 5gigs (both up and down). The company is still hyping this up, claiming "It is important that customers that use less don't subsidize those that use the most." That sounds nice, and we'll be hearing that a lot from various broadband providers over the next few months and years -- but there's no proof that it's true. For example, no one seems to be offering cheaper plans for those customers who use "less." So if they were subsidizing the high end users before... what's happening to that money now? It certainly doesn't appear to be going into infrastructure improvements. As Broadband Reports points out, many Frontier customers have recently had their broadband speeds decreased from 6Mbps to 3Mbps.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- 14 Mayors Have To Join Forces And Beg Verizon To Upgrade Its DSL Network
- Cable Company Totally Unsure What Neighborhoods It Serves, Wants $117,000 For Broadband Service
- As Comcast Broadband Usage Caps Expand, Company Still Refuses To Admit They Even Have Caps
- ISP Can't Figure Out How To Automate A Password Reset, But Is Happy To E-mail Your Password In Plain Text
- Verizon Tries To Blame Net Neutrality For Huge Fixed-Line Broadband Asset Sale They Were Planning Anyway