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January 4, 2013
Zach Walton Government Regulated ISP Bandwidth Caps?
By Zach Walton
Some of the major ISPs in the U.S. implement bandwidth caps in the name of controlling network congestion, but most caps are just a backhanded way of making more money. One senator is targeting the practice to bring better Internet availability and speed to users across the U.S.

TechDirt reported that Sen. Ron Wyden, Internet freedom fighter, has introduced a new bill called the Data Cap Integrity Act. The bill would “give consumers the tools they need to manager their own data usage, institute industry-wide data measurement accuracy standards for ISPs, and impose disciplines to ensure that ISP data caps are truly designed to manage network congestion.”

Do you think bandwidth caps are really used to address network congestion? Or are they just used to reap more revenue? Let us know in the comments. [...]

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