Originally Posted by Burn
*Hopefully* people will vote with their wallets and TW will see that such policy doesn't go unnoticed and that they have plummeting sales as a result.
Even a noticable loss of subscribers may not be enough to make sense to the number crunchers. If it takes X dollars to support the network as is, but Y dollars (fewer dollars) to support a capped network (because less hardware and staff is needed), TW will break even as long as their subscriber loss does not exceed X minus Y dollars in subcription fees.
Heck, they might even be willing to take a loss if they think that doing so, even in the face of subsriber loss, "sends a message" that capping is "necessary"; in order to create some sort of industry wide practice of doing this, even if the customers don't like it.
I don't think I'm going to wait. Not that it will accomplish much, but I think I'll be firing off a letter to my local this week notifynig them that I will be changing service providers if they ever establish caps here. Early feedback from a long-standing, premium-service-buying customer hopefully won't go straight to the circular file...