Cable Internet Providers Admit Data Limits Are Not Necessary

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In addition to holding back download speeds perhaps to force you to get your streaming television / film content on their archaic hardware Cable Internet Providers also limit the upload abilities users have, causing them to be unable to do advanced tasks their hardware would otherwise handle easily – like host sophisticated servers for example.

Now Ex-FCC Boss Michael Powell has revealed to the world that Cable Internet Providers have admitted to the public there is no actual hardware limitation causing data caps to be placed on internet plans such as broadband and fiber. Instead, Powell explains, the reason data caps are being placed is for providers to decide how much to charge various types of users for what is essentially the same technology had it not been for the limits they themselves control. This opens up all kinds of discussion such as the merit of charging for faster internet or more bandwidth per month.

Cable and Fiber remain the most sturdy and widespread networks in the United States while in some other countries Wireless still dominates and Wireless claims to have hardware limitations that explain the various tiers of pricing – but now that Cable doesn’t will users have any other choice but to continue paying for large companies to rake in massive profit margins? Also, as people begin to pull the plug on Cable TV for services like Netflix will we see Cable ISP’s aggressively going after people who pirate films / tv and refuse to lower prices / increase data rates citing loss of customer-base on the entertainment front? Pictured above is an example of how the internet’s network is mapped, time remains to tell the full story of this issue.

[Some Info Sourced: TechDirt]

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