Re: AT&T To Impose Caps, Overages
05-19-2011 02:08:42 AM
Ok now just to put this into prospective our 12 year old watched 12 episodes of dog the bounty hunter at 22 minutes each yesterday and another 12 today. Last night my girlfriend and I watched 1 43 minute episode on netflix and 3 more tonight. All streaming off of netflix. Now that is just one child being home and my gf being sick when she got home from work so she went to bed very early.... think about how much we will use this summer when all five kids are here? Just some food for thought.
Well, for myself anyway, I have thought about this. For families, this will become a REAL issue. And, kids being off of school for the summer will only make matters worse. Even if the kids spend time outdoors, more time will still be spent using the internet. I can't see how a household with kids can control their cap? Remember, these kids have grown up with technologies that were build around this medium, and parents should not be expected to control it's use or pay more money.
If the ISP's are having trouble selling their TV over other forms of entertainment, then maybe they should consider why? They should make changes to their TV offerings instead of putting a noose around every ones neck that chooses a better option for themselves and their families.
This would not be a problem if the same companies that supplied internet access were not also selling competing products. They should be separate offerings, that compete in a completely separate arena. This current combination has clearly become anti-competitive, to say the least. In my opinion.