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AT&T Exempts Itself From Its Data Cap, Violates (at least) the Spirit of Net Neutrality

January 15, 2013 Data Caps , Network Neutrality

Last year, Comcast started exempting its own online video service from the data cap it imposed on consumers. When consumers streamed online video (say, because they were thinking about cutting the cord and replacing their Comcast cable subscription with an online competitor), that video counted against their cap.  Unless, of course, that online video came from Comcast.  Online video coming from Comcast was exempted from Comcast’s own data cap, giving consumers a disincentive to watch video from a competitor.  We urged the FCC to investigate this anticompetitive use of data caps, and are still waiting for a resolution.

Today, while we continue to wait for the FCC to investigate data cap abuse, AT&T has decided to follow suit and exempt data from its own services from the data cap it imposes on its DSL and U-verse customers.  Unlike every other type of data on those connections, data from an AT&T wireless phone does not count against the DSL/U-verse cap.

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PK In The Know Podcast: DISH, Data Caps, and Net Neutrality

November 16, 2012 Data Caps , Net Neutrality

PK In The Know Podcast: DISH, Data Caps, and Net Neutrality

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PK In The Know Podcast: DISH, Data Caps, and Net Neutrality

November 16, 2012 Data Caps , Fair Use , Open Internet

On today’s podcast we discuss your right to skip commercials, measuring data caps, and ISP’s right to free speech.

 

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PK In The Know Podcast: VZ Pricing, Mars Rover Videos, French 3 Strikes

August 10, 2012 Data Caps , DMCA , Enforcement

On today’s podcast we discuss Verizon’s new pricing plans, bigger lessons from the mars rover video takedown scandals and France’s decision to back away from 3-strikes, and the latest with Craigslist’s fight against websites that use its data.

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PK In The Know Podcast: Comcast Data Caps, Tethering, and Craigslist

August 3, 2012 Comcast , Data Caps , FCC

On today’s podcast we discuss a petition to stop Comcast from exempting itself from its data cap, playing the long game to allow cell phone tethering, and Craigslist’s decision to sue people trying to make the site more user friendly.

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