Congress is starting to notice Time Warner's insidious plan to sock users in areas they've monopolized with low-bandwidth "tiered" access, and are considering making the practice illegal.|
Time Warner is just like the other big behemoths - they get a monopoly on an area, then jack the prices up. Rep. Massa of NY had this to say:
"Time Warner's decision has the potential to more than triple customers' current rates, and I think most families will find this to be too taxing to afford," Massa said. "Time Warner believes they can do this in Rochester, N.Y.; Greensboro, N.C.; and Austin and San Antonio, Texas, and it's almost certainly just a matter of time before they attempt to overcharge all of their customers."Hooray for someone standing up to TW. Call your local representative and ask them to get on board with this legislation.