[SATLUG] Time Warner Speed Cap

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Fri Apr 17 07:57:06 CDT 2009


another article confirming TW's change of plans
http://blog.wired.com/business/2009/04/time-warner-c-1.html

Todd

On Thu, 2009-04-16 at 21:32 -0600, Richard Suberg wrote:
> Either that or they were actually _reading_ all those messages that they were asking be sent to realideas at twcable.com for people's opinion....I know I sent one, and got back a form message (didn't expect anything else).
> 
> 
> 
> Richard
> http://www.kevinspitcrew.com
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: satlug-bounces at satlug.org [mailto:satlug-bounces at satlug.org] On Behalf Of Charles Hogan
> Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 6:56 PM
> To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Time Warner Speed Cap
> 
> 
> 
> Sean I wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 7:13 PM, Geoff <geofff at w5omr.shacknet.nu> wrote:
> >> Have not seen this posted, so am doing so, in case no one has seen/heard
> >> it...
> >> The time of the posting isn't given, but based on the time of the
> >> comments, I'd say roughly around 3:15pm.
> >> -Geoff
> >>
> >>
> >> from mysa.com
> >>
> >> By David Saleh Rauf - Express-News
> >>
> >> Time Warner Cable Inc. announced plans Thursday to shelve a tier-based
> >> metered billing trial program in four cities, including San Antonio and
> >> Austin.
> >>
> >> Earlier this month, Time Warner, which has more than 8 million customers
> >> nationwide, announced plans to make San Antonio one of its first markets
> >> to try �consumption-based billing,� an economic model that allows
> >> Internet providers to charge users varying rates depending on usage.
> >> Three other cities � including Austin, Rochester, N.Y. and Greensboro
> >> N.C. � were also tapped for trial programs.
> >>
> >> In a statement released on Twitter just minutes ago, one of the
> >> company's top executive's said �it is clear from the public response
> >> over the last two weeks that there is a great deal of misunderstanding
> >> about our plans to roll out additional tests on consumption based billing.�
> >>
> >> �As a result, we will not proceed with implementation of additional
> >> tests until further consultation with our customers and other interested
> >> parties, ensuring that community needs are being met ... We want to do
> >> everything we can to inform our customers of our plans and have the
> >> benefit of their views as part of our testing process,� wrote Glen Britt.
> >>
> >> Critics of a bill-by-the-byte economic model fired back Thursday, saying
> >> unprecedented consumer backlash and the prospect of federal legislation
> >> that would derail any plans to cap usage and charge overage fees caused
> >> Time Warner to rethink their plans.
> >>
> >> �The public outcry was so large,� said Jerri Kaiser, a spokeswoman for
> >> U.S. Rep. Eric Massa, D-N.Y., who plans to file legislation that would
> >> prohibit unfair tiered price structures from internet providers.
> >>
> >> --
> > 
> > They said ealier this week they were going to push this back until
> > October and now this.  I think this is a ploy so people do not start
> > dropping between now and then.  After all "further consultation with
> > our customers" since when have they ever listened.  Mark my words we
> > have not seen the last of this.
> > 
> > sean
> 
> I think "further consultation with our customers" should be read as "too 
> many people were canceling service and citing the upcoming BW caps as 
> the reason"
> 
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