Washington -- Prohibiting usage-based broadband billing would be as unfair as the federal government requiring all restaurants to offer consumers all-you-can-eat menus, FCC commissioner Ajit Pai said here Monday at the American Cable Association Summit.
Time Warner Cable will offer a usage-based billing option to cable modem customers in every state it offers service except Hawaii by the end of December, CEO Glenn Britt said Monday.
Four months after encouraging cable operators and other broadband providers to experiment with usage-based broadband pricing, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said Tuesday that he is concerned about how consumers and Internet video competitors could be impacted by a shift away from unlimited data packages.
Mediacom Communications has revamped its broadband pricing strategy, implementing download caps and charging subscribers fees of $10 for each block of 50 gigabytes of data that exceed the caps.
Comcast will soon charge subscribers who bust its 300 GB monthly data cap $10 for each additional 50 GB of data that they consume in the billing cycle.
Wayne, N.Y.-based technology company OpenVault is pitching several new high-speed data products to small cable operators, including a tool that could allow operators to offer pre-paid broadband services to subscribers.
Cox Communications cleared the air on speculation that it might launch usage-based billing and charge overage fees on its broadband caps, saying it has no such plans. The speculation arose after a
Public Knowledge once again has appealed to the Federal Communications Commission to take a closer look at usage-based mobile data plans, a move that comes just after the release of a new
Look for Time Warner Cable ( NYSE: TWC ) to expand a usage-based pricing option for high-speed Internet access nationwide, if a program that offers $5 monthly discounts to light Internet users in
Canadian cable MSO Rogers Communications ( NYSE: RCI ) began marketing a new 1 TB DVR from Cisco as "Nextbox 2.0," and is offering its subscribers bundles of digital cable programming and high-speed