said by battleop:
So maybe there was some truth to why they thought they needed to throttle customers.
Have you ever heard of investments? Every company does it. If you have a lot of competitors in the marketplace, then you do it to stay alive and you don't pass on all of it to your customers. When you have a captive market, you don't have to do much investing and when you do you can pass the entire cost of it plus a little more down.
Teleco/cablecos are the captive market types of business and they sure don't like competition. If Bell had to throttle customers, that means that they didn't invest enough into their business. But it turns out they were basically lieing, since they couldn't prove their points.