When you live out in the middle of nowhere like I do there’s a limited number of Internet options available to you. The first and most common being dial up Internet which for all intents and purposes becomes practically useless when if you plan on using the web to stream anything at all. The next and more expensive choice is satellite Internet. Using satellite web isn’t all that bad. It’s not great, either. The speeds may be comparable to digital which is fine and dandy but again if you plan on using it to stream content like from Netflix, you’re going to have issues due to data caps.
Comcast, Time Warner and other broadband providers may have their own data caps but they are rarely enforced. Caps with satellite are almost always more strictly enforced by the provider which is absurd. Data caps in 2015, almost 2016, is a ridiculous notion and only used to increase the prices and force consumer to bow to the provider’s demands. American consumers should have better choices for the Internet providers. The current crop of broadband providers are obscenely and blatantly corrupt. They do everything in their means to prevent consumers having more control over their Internet.
The role of the Internet has changed the way Americans do business, communicate and even educate themselves. It has opened up more opportunities for people of all ages and all economic brackets. Is this why the broadband providers dislike consumers having access to the web? Do they want them to be ignorant of their rights? Is it simply because they do not want them to have access to more entertainment content like Youtube, Netflix and others? Whatever the reason they are abusing their position as providers and deserve to be fined as much as possible or even broken up into smaller companies.