Cable Industry Finally Admits Caps Not About Congestion

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[Note:  This item comes from friend Ed DeWath.  DLH]

From: Edward DeWath <dewath@prodigy.net>
Subject: Cable Industry Finally Admits Caps Not About Congestion
Date: January 17, 2013 4:45:08 PM PST
To: Dewayne Hendricks <dewayne@warpspeed.com>

Cable Industry Finally Admits Caps Not About Congestion
After Insisting For Years Caps Were About Congestion
By Karl Bode
January 17, 2013
<http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Cable-Industry-Finally-Admits-Caps-Not-About-Congestion-122791>

For years the cable industry insisted that they imposed usage caps because network congestion made them necessary. You’ll recall that Time Warner Cable insisted that if they weren’t allowed to impose caps and overages the Internet would face “brown outs.” Cable operators also paid countless think tanks, consultants and fauxcademics to spin scary yarns about a looming network congestion “exaflood,” only averted if cable operators were allowed to raise rates, impose caps, eliminate regulation or (insert pretty much anything here).

The problem of course was that real data…

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