Satellite internet subscribers often can’t use Netflix at all for fear of exceeding their data caps. Nightshift wants to change that.
We’re seeing another round of plan tweaks from the big mobile carriers, and as with previous offers, they aren’t cutting prices so much as they’re bundling more data into their existing plan tiers.
Verizon’s 4G networks soon will start favoring customers who pay for mobile data by the gigabyte over customers who draw deeply from Verizon’s unlimited plans. The new policies will only apply when the network gets crowded.
T-Mobile is now campaigning to end overage charges in all cases, eliminating its own fees on older plans. Overage fees aren’t inherently evil, but the way they’re implemented in the U.S. they might as well be.
Broadband blockbuster: Comcast is said to have a deal to buy Time Warner Cable in a $44 billion deal that would join the nation’s No. 1 and No. 2 broadband cable companies.
AT&T’s Sponsored Data plan is a potentially new advertising and revenue model for the wireless industry. But is it a problem that regulators or startups should fear? Not on mobile networks.
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.
Comcast is expanding its usage-based broadband trials. Given the larger roll out, it looks like a 300 GB cap plus a $10 overage fee that gets you 50 more GB is the winner.
Like Time Warner Cable, Comcast is introducing a low-end capped broadband plan that gives users a $5 discount if they agree to a 5 GB cap. This is a crummy deal for users and they broadband-buying public.
AT&T is introducing a new shared data plan that lets you divide 300 MB between multiple mobile devices. That may seem minuscule, but it could fit the needs of a many a consumer.