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2014-07-30 04:14:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While most of the larger ISPs in the US are now using monthly data caps, customers often overpay for services because they incorrectly estimate the amount of information they consume online, according to the findings of a preliminary US Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released on Tuesday. According to Grant Gross of PC World, the GAO found that all four of the largest mobile carriers in the US (Verizon, AT&T,...

Data Caps May Be Comcast's Response To Proposed Net Neutrality Rules
2014-05-16 10:00:44

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Those who use massive amounts of data will simply have to pay more. That is in essence what Comcast told its customers on Thursday. The nation's largest Internet service provider (ISP) and cable giant also responded to the Federal Communications Communication's (FCC) net neutrality proposal – and the two events could be closely tied together. Comcast is currently seeking the FCC's approval for its $45-billion buyout of Time Warner...

2013-07-31 23:31:35

Results also point to upcoming trends relating to Fair Usage Policies, Bandwidth Caps, and Proprietary OTT Services over the next 12 months. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Incognito Software, a global provider of broadband software provisioning and service activation solutions, today released The Growth of OTT Content: Opportunities and Challenges for Service Providers, a report detailing the findings from its recent “OTT Challenges and Opportunities” survey, which examines the...

2013-06-04 23:05:00

BestSatelliteProviders.com releases their rankings of the top satellite Internet service providers in 2013. The satellite Internet reviews site offers insight into what consumers are looking for when purchasing satellite Internet services. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 BestSatelliteProviders.com the online satellite TV and Internet reviews site helps thousands of consumers compare the features and services offered by leading satellite Internet service providers. The satellite reviews...

Cable Companies Follow Cell Carriers With Tiered Data Plans
2012-10-02 16:26:40

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Now that most consumers are getting used to tiered data plans from cell carriers, cable companies are looking to follow suit. Comcast is leading a small contingent of cable companies testing tiered offerings to consumers in limited markets. Comcast began its trial in Tucson and Nashville starting October 1, USA Today reports. The Comcast trial is for "usage-based pricing plans," which put a cap on the amount of data a customer can...

Broadband Data Caps Scrutinized By Internet Companies, Lawmakers
2012-06-28 11:40:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Various Internet companies, such as Netflix and Hulu, are imploring US lawmakers to stop cable providers from imposing online-data consumption limits for broadband customers. When the broadband era began, the expectation was that users would be able to consume an infinite amount of data with no drawbacks. But now, they are being urged to contemplate the issue and think about exactly how much data they are in fact consuming. One...


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