Last week New York Representative Eric Massa introduced a bill aimed at stopping ISPs from nickel and diming consumers with steep overage charges
. AT&T reacted swiftly -- claiming their metered billing trials
in Reno and Beaumont are about being fair to grandmothers, and have absolutely nothing to do with protecting U-Verse TV revenues from Internet video. Amusingly enough, Stop The Cap
got input from a number of actual grandmothers, who say they don't really appreciate AT&T's help. "We grandmothers know a ripoff when we see one," says one poster. "Im insulted AT&T thinks grandmothers like myself would be dumb enough to fall for their scams," says another. "Now grandfathers might be something else, which is why I pay the bills in this house," she says.