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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘data caps’

T-Mobile Rolls Out Low-Priced “Simple Starter” Plan

For the past year now T-Mobile has been rolling out offers that have forced the U.S. wireless industry into competition. Starting with its “JUMP!” plans and more recently with its offer to pay subscribers’ early termination fees, T-Mobile has led larger carriers to offer lower prices and better terms. T-Mobile this week announced yet another initiative meant to aggressively compete …

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T-Mobile Raises Data Caps For Simple Choice Plans

For the past year T-Mobile has been putting pressure on its mobile competitors through low prices and a variety of innovative pricing schemes and service offerings. More recently the largest mobile carriers in the U.S. have begun to respond directly to this competition, with AT&T lowering prices for its family plans and Verizon raising its data caps a bit. Now …

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Advocacy Groups Urge FCC To Investigate Data Caps

At CES, Sen. Ron Wyden laid out his tech policy plans for 2013. One of the more prominent plans was to introduce legislation that would prevent ISPs from instituting data caps. Now some advocacy groups have added their voices calling for federal regulation of data caps. The Hill reports that Public Knowledge and Free Press are now asking the FCC …

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Comcast Begins Capping Data in the U.S.

Comcast has begun testing data caps on its internet service in the U.S. Ars Technica points out that Comcast implemented a 300GB per month data cap in Nashville, Tennessee on August 1st, and will begin capping customers in Tucson, Arizona on October 1st. Tucson customers will have the option to sign up for either 300GB or 600GB of data per …

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Netflix Says Canada Has Third-World Internet Access

It’s obvious that we in the U.S. have it pretty bad when it comes to Internet. Our ISPs charge too much while providing little service. We can, however, take refuge in the fact that our Internet isn’t quite as bad as Canada’s. In fact, Netflix thinks the Internet situation up north is “almost a human rights violation.” Netflix Chief Content …

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New Netflix App Runs on Wi-Fi to Avoid Wireless Data Caps

Many carriers are doing away with their unlimited data plans, putting caps on everything. This has all but eliminated any chance of streaming video becoming popular among smartphone users and putting a damper any money being made by streaming video services on the mobile market. According to GigaOm, providers like Verizon and AT&T have asked the popular Netflix service to …

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Are Data Caps Bad, Or Are They Justifiable?

How do you feel about data caps? I think it’s safe to assume that most people aren’t in favor of them, which is why many public interest groups are speaking out against them. Several of these groups have reached out to lawmakers and the FCC asking that they investigate data caps.

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