### Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt to retire. Your network speeds will still suck

Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt who took the job in 2001 will retire at the end of 2013 and hand over the chief executive gig to Rob Marcus. Perhaps this will open possibility of a merger with John Malone.…

### Fiber and caps are the future: A view from a small ISP

Much of the discussion about ISPs centers around the nation's largest players in the telecommunications and cable fields, but there are a number of smaller ISPs that can also share how competition is faring in the U.S. and what might happen if more flourished.…

### Good News for Netflix: Shaw Raises Bandwidth Caps

Shaw is raising its bandwidth caps, making it easier for its customers to enjoy Netflix streams without the fear of overage charges. The cable operator is even introducing unlimited bandwidth broadband plans -- but only for those who also subscribe to its pay TV services.…

### Predictions 2011: If Pay-Per-Use Comes to Broadband, Then What?

If broadband pricing plans are no longer “unlimited,” but increasingly granular and usage-sensitive, one can predict massive disruptions in the current ecosystem. As with all such shifts, this will create new opportunities and drive new technology breakthroughs. Here are some thoughts…

### Is Pay-Per-Use for Broadband Inevitable?

Two decades ago Tim Berners-Lee invented the browser, HTML, and the web, but things took off six years later when America Online switched from pay-by-the minute dial-up to unlimited flat-rate plans, causing usage per sub to more than triple. But pay-per use is coming back.…

### Can Usage-based Broadband Billing Be Done Fairly?

The debate over the implementation of usage-based billing frameworks (so-called “metered billing”) for broadband services is far from over, but some execs view it as inevitable. If that is indeed the case, what would be a fair construct? Or is it even possible to be fair?…

### Yeah, I'd Like Metered Broadband, Too — If It Were Actually Metered

With broadband, as with other utilities such as electricity and water, people should pay for what they use, according to an editorial…

### Is There Such a Thing As a Better Broadband Cap?

We know many of our readers have strong opinions about the idea of consumption-based broadband, and we’ve come out against plans that…

### Comcast: Come to Fancast! (Just Not Too Often)

Comcast is ramping up activity on its Fancast premium content portal. The cableco has been a busy beaver lately, going back to…

### Vid-Biz: Kutcher, Streaming Costs, Limelight

Kutcher Bringing Punk’d-esque Show to Ustream; star’s Katalyst Media will live-stream people getting tricked and embarrassed. (TechCrunch) What Does it Cost to…

### Updated: Time Warner Cable Backs Off Metered Broadband Everywhere

Updated throughout with confirmation, comment from Time Warner: Time Warner Cable (s twc), which last month announced plans to expand its metered…

Congressman Planning Bill to Ban Metered Broadband; Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) announced he’s firing up legislation to “prohibit unfair tiered price structures…

### Metered Bandwidth Trend Spreads To India

[qi:004] The metered bandwidth malaise that is spreading across the U.S. — Internet service providers such as Cox, Comcast (s CMCSA), Charter…

### GigaOM White Paper: The Facts & Fiction of Bandwidth Caps

Beginning on Wednesday, Comcast is going to start capping the total amount of data you can transfer using their broadband connection, to 250GB per month. In order to give you a better understanding of the issues at hand, I have teamed up with my old friend Muayyad Al-Chalabi to release this white paper, "Broadband Usage-Based Pricing and Caps Analysis."…

### No Surprise: Survey Shows U.S. Consumers Hate Broadband Caps

[qi:100] It should hardly come as a surprise to anyone — but nevertheless a survey conducted by International Data Corporation on behalf…

### Comcast Emails Subscribers About Bandwidth Caps

Updated: Comcast, the largest cable company in the world, has started to send emails to its subscribers letting them know about bandwidth…

### 5 Devices That Spell Trouble For Your Comcast Bandwidth Cap

One of the problems with Comcast’s new 250 GB bandwidth cap is that, as Om points out on GigaOM, it’s metered without…

### Memo To Comcast: Show Us the Meter for Metered Broadband

[qi:004] Comcast is out defending its bandwidth caps and how they are not bad. And how 250 GB transfer is plenty and…

Karl Bode over on DSL Reports reports that Comcast will institute a 250 GB cap on its broadband connections starting Oct. 1.…

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has recently taken up a populist and politically lucrative crusade against Comcast and its nefarious efforts to block certain kinds of traffic. But this is nothing more than a diversionary tactic, one aimed at taking attention away from the service providers' implementation of metered broadband.…

The usage-based pricing plans being considered by AT&T, Time Warner and others will force us all to wonder about the size of our connectivity bill on a monthly basis. Which means it won't only be bad for users, but for some of the Internet service providers' largest customers.…