Time Warner Net bringing "Beaumont" style caps to

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Postby York99 » April 21st, 2009, 5:04 pm

Multiple Post Justin making up for lost time:

Obviously this creates a lot of problems for a lot of consumers. Does this new proposal (even if canceled for now) have any benefit to the consumer other than low prices for those with low usage?
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Postby Brian Boyko » April 22nd, 2009, 10:50 am

No, and low-usage customers won't save any money. They're not lowering prices - just adding caps.

Time Warner just announced that because Austin and Rochester and the other test markets "didn't like caps" that we're no longer going to be the test market for DOCSIS 3.0 technology (which essentially brings Fiber speeds via Cable.)

Of course, it really doesn't matter, because with a data cap, there's really no point in having DOCSIS 3.0 technology anyway. (50Mbps = 20GB/hr, so you'd blow through any sort of cap right away.)
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Postby PaulM » April 22nd, 2009, 10:53 am

Brian Boyko wrote:...

Time Warner just announced that because Austin and Rochester and the other test markets "didn't like caps" that we're no longer going to be the test market for DOCSIS 3.0 technology (which essentially brings Fiber speeds via Cable.)

Of course, it really doesn't matter, because with a data cap, there's really no point in having DOCSIS 3.0 technology anyway. (50Mbps = 20GB/hr, so you'd blow through any sort of cap right away.)


Of course. The "No Soup for You!" marketing strategy. Keeping making those missteps, TWC.
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