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Cable companies limit downloadable content; Justice Department investigates

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  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    June 14, 2012 7:55 a.m.

    I get my home internet access from the phone company and I also subscribe to Netflix and Hulu. So far service has been great and I haven't had any problems.

  • Millie Bess ,
    June 13, 2012 8:08 p.m.

    I totally agree with UtahBlueDevil. It doesn't make sense to me either!

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    June 13, 2012 2:47 p.m.

    I am sure the cable companies have warned their customers when they sign up that they might cap their access to the internet.... right? And the users understand what is going on, and that the cable companies provide realtime monitoring of usage so that they can make informed decisions on how they use the service.

    Can you imagine the power company doing this? That they would set arbitrary limits to how much electricity you can use, and they if you use too much, throttle how much electricity you can use each day? Sounds silly, because we need electricity. But this is essentially what cable companies are doing, and in the modern world when many of us transact business from our homes, (work, pay bills, etc) that the cable company could say "sorry", but LIttle Johnny watch a movie last night so today, you can not connect or have a decent throughput.

    How they rationalize this is hard for me to imagine. " I am sorry sir, you took too ling of a shower last night, so today we are reducing your water pressure for the day"..... yeah, thats going to work.