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America's Wireless Unlimited Plans Are Not Unlimited & Not Cheap.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.13.2017 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

America's communications customers are being conned on so many levels it is hard to know where to start. According to Digital Fuel Monitor, other coun...

This Is Not the Info-Highway We Paid For

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.05.2017 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

America's future for communications is slower, less quality, more expensive and less choice. For your reading pleasure, here are five facts from recent articles that I think are worth repeating, (and some new ones thrown in).

Destroy Your Data Caps

Candace Clement | Posted 02.17.2017 | Technology
Candace Clement

If the FCC wants to ensure that the open Internet flourishes, it must investigate all of these attempts to skirt its Net Neutrality rules. Cable and phone companies will continue to look for new ways to double-charge consumers and engage in anti-competitive behavior

What Comcast Doesn't Want You To Know About Data Caps

Timothy Karr | Posted 11.11.2016 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Comcast incurs almost no additional cost in terms of how much data you use. Once that "pipe" is built, it's cheap to operate. In essence, Comcast is imposing these arbitrary limits and penalties on customers simply because it can.

5 Ways Your Internet Freedom Is At Risk

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.21.2013 | Technology

Internet activists on Friday celebrated Internet Freedom Day, marking the one year anniversary of widespread online protests against controversial ant...

'We Must Not Place Limits': HuffPost Readers Voice Concerns Over Cable Industry's Shift Toward Metered Billing

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Cable companies are considering moving from a flat-fee Internet service model -- where every user pays the same price for Internet access, regardless ...

Lawmakers Question Policies That Limit How Much You Can Download

Reuters | Jasmin Melvin | Posted 08.27.2012 | Technology

By Jasmin Melvin WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Democratic lawmakers said Congress should examine whether major wireless carriers and cable...

An Old Plan for New Media

Timothy Karr | Posted 08.27.2012 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Cable giants like Comcast and Time Warner have come to dominate information access in the United States. And they're using this new power to squeeze out competitors and remake new media in their old image.

When The FCC Chairman Comforted Cable

Art Brodsky | Posted 07.24.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

There probably was no great need for Comcast to raise the usage caps on its broadband service, as it did last week from 250 GB to 300 GB per month. If the company thought for an instant that the modest increase bought it any good will from its theoretical regulators, it needn't have bothered.

Internet Rationing Latest Threat to Watching Video Online

Art Brodsky | Posted 10.02.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

AT&T's announcement that it would start to throttle the "heaviest users" on its wireless network is only the latest in a series of developments that place the idea of a thriving, useful Internet at risk.

Rep. Markey Blasts AT&T's Plan To Cap Internet Use

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

If AT&T's plan to begin capping broadband usage worries you, you're not alone. Democratic Representative Edward Markey expressed his concerns over ...

AT&T To Cap Internet Use

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Lovers of streaming movies may soon have to pay for the privilege of online film binges. AT&T will begin capping customers based on data usage, accord...