Frontier will quickly find themselves in hot water over this cap... They will (chose form the following) a) get sued b) lose clients as bandwidth demand goes up c) run afoul of the FCC (see Comcast).rahlquist said:With all the recent announcements about caps on broadband is D* paying attention? This could have a dramatic effect on their on demand program. With companies like Frontier ( http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Will-Frontier-Enforce-New-5GB-Cap-96723 ) implementing caps as low as 5 gig D* should be speaking loudly against these caps.
Anyone else think so too?
Broadband caps are a lot of talk, while the ISP's ramp up there LONG overdue delivery of higher speeds. AT&T isn't talking at all... and they are rushing construction of 12MB+ DSL and even fiber optic networks.
Countries acroos the globe routinely offer much higher bandwidths than we get in the USA. The ISP's are all jockeying to figure out how to build these much higher speed networks, preferably with some kind of taxpayer support or protection against interference in pricing structures, as quickly as possible. Video is why.
While I suspect DirecTV is keeping an eye on the situation, they probably aren't too worried.