Frontier DSL Stands By Its Caps... Even As It Decreases Broadband Speeds

from the that's-called-not-investing dept

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.

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    Caleb Santos, 13 Oct 2011 @ 6:12pm

    Frontier Sucks

    I live in Estonia. A former soviet republic, albeit the most technologically advanced one. I live outside the city in the forest. No cable lines go to my village so we use 3G. The signal is weak because the forest is so thick. I can still peak to 4mbps on a clear night and I even hit 2mbps upload one time. I come home for a visit to the USofA. My mother has frontier DSL. Its maximum download peak is 1.4 mbps (not to mention the horrific upload speeds) and usually it is much slower. In Estonia, I pay $15 a month for mine. My mother, $40 or something ridiculous. Something is amiss. I want answers. And, btw I am voting for Ron Paul in the GOP primaries and eventually for president.

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