implied collusion with the Cable Cos
It's pretty clear hear that Verizon is signalling to the Cable Cos that they also have the all clear to double down on price hikes. If they both keep jacking up the rates, there really is no alternative except to do without. This is the same company that recently implemented the gougtastic "share everything" pricing scheme on the Wireless side of the house. What we are seeing is the end of the "golden age of the internet" and full service will in the future only be for the 1%. It's a natural progression when you have a system that has at most only 2 providers in the vast majority of the country. You can get screwed by company A or you can get screwed by company B. Your choice.