Viacom is blocking access to its online videos for Cable One customers to get higher retransmission rates. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is starting to worry.
We’re not fans of ISPs capping broadband here at Gigaom, so we’re keeping a close eye on how those caps evolve and who they affect. Check out our updated list on who’s capping your broadband.
More than 64 percent of broadband subscribers in the U.S. have a cap on their usage. Are you one of them? This story shows which ISPs are capping your broadband, the structure of those plans and explains why caps are a big business.
[qi:004] Cable One, a cable provider serving 720,000 customers in 19 states, has apparently brought congestion pricing for broadband access to the U.S., according to a post over at DSLReports. Such pricing plans limit speeds at certain times based on the assumption that the network will have more traffic during specific hours of the day. It’s similar to the traffic management plans in various cities that require commuters to pay more to enter a locale during certain times. Read More about It’s Captastic! Cable One Embraces Congestion Pricing