Originally Posted by Asmodian
This really is only Comcast trying to protect Cable Television. Most users only worry about hitting data caps when streaming video and Comcast wants as much of a barrier to streaming as they can get away with.
Not fairness, not congestion, simply using their effective monopoly to protect an out dated business model. This is exactly what the FCC is supposed to prevent, a government enforced monopoly needs to be regulated to prevent exactly this kind of abuse, so I don't understand why nothing is being done (well OK, I do understand ($$) but I don't understand how they can get away with it).
IF IF anything ever comes to anything, it'll be a tiny slap on the wrist with a wink and a nod. Being someone who is very into politics... AND knowing the stance on such things on this forum... I'll be as vague as I can and hope not to break any rules in the process. The US has a huge issue with legalized bribery, aka corporate lobbying. The largest issue was the passing of Citizens United, [see Citizens United vs. F.E.C] where it was ruled that "money=speech." YES, it's MUCH, MUCH more complex but I don't want to get yelled at
In 2015 Comcast was the 13th largest lobbyist with $11,740,000.