reply to Crookshanks
Re: Time-Warner for the Win! Saying that people are not willing to pay 70/mo is about the same thing as arguing that "I am always right, and my ears are plugged, la-la-la-la I CAN'T hear you say it isn't".
Also, it's not that people are not willing to pay 70/mo, it's because they can't afford 70/month.
There's a huge difference between not wanting a high speed internet for 70/month over not being able to afford a high speed internet for 70/month.
Also, there is a lie within the low cost scope of ISPs.
Nobody said that buying a cheap internet to use would remain cheap.
The ISPs would continuously abuse their customers so long as they remain with them if they so like.
That's where bandwidth cost, modem rental cost, etc. comes into play...