Anyone that recently read the three-part New York Times blog series on American broadband access knows that most industrialized countries have it cheaper, faster, and more readily available that we do. (LAME.)
If that didn’t get you frustrated enough, Time Warner has introduced more cities to a 40 GB per user cap on all downloading (which will be slow because it’s coming from Time Warner). Unfortunately, Time Warner is the third but also the most stingy to join the capping party: Comcast caps at 250 GB and AT&T at 150 GB.
What’s especially disgusting in the cases of Comcast and Time Warner, both of which are also cable TV companies, is that they are essentially discouraging the downloading of HD video, the largest consumer of bites, via the internet (iTunes, Hulu, YouTube), which pushes the consumer to watch it through – drumroll, please – their cable-company owned, monthly-subscription required, set-top DVR box.
More at Gizmodo.