Wireless Providers give min by min records to customers monthly. That way customers know exactly when overages took place. This gives customers a bit more confidence that any overages that has been billed has been implemented in a fair mannor. Bar charts are great for visual comparison however when we customers are being charged by the Gb bar charts are a poor choice for our records. Are we supposed to have faith in Comcast and their outstanding history of accurate billing practices??
I'm sorry but this only leads to growing lack of conumer confidence. I really suggest that you start producing monthly statements with highly detailed records of data usage much like wireless bills, utility bills, etc.
If that is technically not fiesable then how is the practice of charging for overages fiesable? I'd rather Comcast take matters in to their own hands rather then having them forced into such practices.
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Hey there ccilch. No unfotunetly data is like your water or electrical bill. Whatever you've streamed, download, or whatever you can't delete it. Just think of it the same way you think of the water coming through your pipes or the electricity that you've used. However you can do things to curb your usage going forward b/c we our now slaves to this ridiculous data cap. Which we all know if just gonna stifle the growth of internet technology b/c people dont wanna go over their cap. You can pay them an extra $50 a month to have unlimited data or purchase their gig a bit speed. Which should tell you right there that these data caps are nothing but cash grabs. If bandwidth was so finite the everyone would be capped regardless of what package you pay for.
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The Rules FCC-1524
Adopted on February 26, 2015, the FCC's Open Internet rules are designed to protect free expression and innovation on the Internet and promote investment in the nation's broadband networks. The Open Internet rules are grounded in the strongest possible legal foundation by relying on multiple sources of authority, including: Title II of the Communications Act and Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. As part of this decision, the Commission also refrains (or "forbears") from enforcing provisions of Title II that are not relevant to modern broadband service. Together Title II and Section 706 support clear rules of the road, providing the certainty needed for innovators and investors, and the competitive choices and freedom demanded by consumers.
The Open Internet rules went into effect on June 12, 2015. They are ensuring consumers and businesses have access to a fast, fair, and open Internet.
The new rules apply to both fixed and mobile broadband service. This approach recognizes advances in technology and the growing significance of mobile broadband Internet access in recent years. These rules will protect consumers no matter how they access the Internet, whether on a desktop computer or a mobile device.
Bright Line Rules:
No Blocking: broadband providers may not block access to legal content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices.
No Throttling: broadband providers may not impair or degrade lawful Internet traffic on the basis of content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices.
No Paid Prioritization: broadband providers may not favor some lawful Internet traffic over other lawful traffic in exchange for consideration of any kind—in other words, no "fast lanes." This rule also bans ISPs from prioritizing content and services of their affiliates.
123. The no-throttling rule also addresses conduct that impairs or degrades content, applications, or services that might compete with a broadband provider’s affiliated content. For example, if a broadband provider and an unaffiliated entity both offered over-the-top applications, the no-throttling rule would prohibit broadband providers from constraining bandwidth for the competing over-the-top offering to prevent it from reaching the broadband provider’s end user in the same manner as the affiliated application.280 Page 52. FCC 15-24
So can someone from comcast explain how data caps are promoting anything in the above mentioned? Im just failing to see how data caps fall in line with these new FCC RULES? Some cable providers, not saying Comcast does, even have specific protocols about how to handle customers who bring up the net neutraility issue.
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Agreed sir or ma'am. These cockroaches dont care about the individual's story. Its all about how much they can fleece from us and get away with it. Well hopefully it can only be so much before they cross that "free market" line and into down right criminality. That day will come soon, rest assured. All the big ones fall sooner or later.
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