Make the bad caps go away!
I have thought for years now that having data caps is very anti-competitive. Why should I be forced to rent a movie for 3.99 up from my tv when I can use Netflix or Hulu or Vudu or whatever and it might be free or cheaper or even newer. Why should I have to worry about if that will send me over my cap or not? What about other services on the net? Why should I fear surfing on the internet? With data caps I feel like I should try and limit my internet usage in fear of my cap. As we get more and more devices and services on the net we will use more and more data. I am willing to pay a resonable amount for unlimited data. It is not my fault some of these companies have poor infastructer. why should I as a consumer have to be limited in my usage of the internet because the company failed to plan ahead? I have my cell service with Sprint for a reason, unlimited data. I dont have to worrry about throttling or caps or anything i can use it all i want.
What happens in the future when I get fiber to my home? Sure I ll have super fast inet but I wont be able to use it cause I might use too much data? This keeps users in a fear choke hold of money because they might use 1 extra gig of data and cost them X amount of dollars.
Plus who wants to make an app or a service on the net because it might just get limited because of data caps. I see data caps and a lose lose for everyone on everything.
To reference your likely ISP, Charter, who provides different caps on different speed tiers, how can someone congest a network with an Ultra 100 connection with a 500GB cap the same way a Lite connection can at 100GB? Bytes are bytes.
A structure like that is already usage-based, and any overage fees beyond that is just double-dipping.