Time Warner Monthly Data Caps Spread Beyond Texas

Time Warner Monthly Data Caps Spread Beyond Texas
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 />Texas may be great, but it could not contain Time Warner's HD video-killing <a https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2008/06/time_warner_monthly_data_caps_detailed-2/monthly broadband data caps, which have now spread beyond its borders.


Austin, San Antonio, Rochester, NY, and Greensboro, North Carolina are the next cities to suffer Time Warner’s comparatively draconian 40GB caps at the high-end—Comcast’s is 250GB, AT&T’s is 150GB, and all of them suck.

Every gig you overshoot your cap costs a dollar, meaning an HD movie download from iTunes could end up costing another $US5 on top the $US20 you’re paying for the movie. Just four HD movies (assuming a conservative 5GB per flick) would swallow half of your allowed data for the month. You might wanna lay off the high def YouTube and Hulu too. Oh yes, the squeeze on high def video that doesn’t come direct from your cable box is here. Actually, can I just say the internet is dead? OK. The internet is dead. [BusinessWeekThanks Joshua!]