We know about this...
...but how many normal, everyday users do? Not many, I'd wager. Remember, the folks here are knowledgeable power users, very much unlike the majority of Internet users out there.
My point is that Frontier and the other ISP's will move forward with things like this as long as they feel they can get away with it. The very same thing happened with the NebuAD fiasco. Once the shit hit the fan, the participating ISP's couldn't get away from that scheme fast enough.
Fortunately, I don't live anywhere near Frontier's service area, but if you happen to, make a very noisy, very public issue of it. If you have service, call and inquire whether your ETF will be waived due to this change in service. Do it whether you plan to cancel or not. And, if you manage Internet access for a parent or grandparent, call in on their behalf. And contact your local media outlets to let them know about this. And, if you happen to know several other folks in your area who oppose this, organize yourselves into a grass-roots group and send out a press release to the media about this issue. Make these scumbags stay awake at night wondering how many customers are about to bail on them when this goes into effect.
I work for frontier, and no one is more pissed off about it then us reps. we are the ones who have to deal with it, not upper admins. The only way to stop them is to drop service.
i work for frontier, yet i dont use their service for a reason. My DSL has gone down 1 time in 4 years. Thanks much.