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Rep. Eshoo Pushes GAO to Study Usage Caps
Concerned About Impact on Consumers, Innovation
by Karl Bode 09:23AM Friday May 10 2013
Representative Anna Eshoo this week asked the GAO to conduct a study on how usage caps and overages are applied to both wireless and wired networks. Eshoo urged the GAO to collect data on how caps are determined, when they're applied, how they change in response to costs, and also asked the FTC and FCC for a list of complaints related to said pricing. "I'm concerned that usage-based pricing, particularly when applied discriminatorily or at arbitrarily low levels, could discourage the innovation, competition, and consumer choice that have been the hallmark of the Internet's success to date," Eshoo wrote. The FCC has thus far been a bit wishy washy on the subject, and has failed to notice that usage meters on both wired and wireless networks often aren't accurate.

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workablob

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Bless You.

Get it?

Eshoo!

Bless You.

Seriously though what a nice lady to be championing us little folks.

Dave
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FFH
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Re: Bless You.

said by workablob:

Seriously though what a nice lady to be championing us little folks.

Eshoo champions the content providers and not the little folks. And unlimited bandwidth would make the content providers happy.
She is just keeping those who bought her happy:
»www.opensecrets.org/politicians/···5&type=I
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ocjosh

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Re: Bless You.

And for consumers happy too!

workablob

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said by FFH:

said by workablob:

Seriously though what a nice lady to be championing us little folks.

Eshoo champions the content providers and not the little folks. And unlimited bandwidth would make the content providers happy.
She is just keeping those who bought her happy:
»www.opensecrets.org/politicians/···5&type=I

Sorry, I forgot yo turn on sarcasm

Dave
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It would keep everyone happy.
maubs

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Overages are just price increases

I'm paying an average of $20 a month on overages for AT&T DSL. The 150GB limit just isn't enough for my family's usage as cord-cutters. With no other options for internet service, I'm just stuck with a $90 a month plan (including the land-line I'm forced to buy).

Cabal
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Link?

Is there a link to a story somewhere? The only ones I see are all self-reference DSLR.
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fg8578

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It would be nice if the GAO . . .

. . . included in its final report, citations to the law or laws that give the FCC and FTC statutory authority to regulate prices, terms & conditions of Internet access service.