Time Warner Cable Customers Aren't Interested In Usage Caps, Even For a Discount
All told, that's a $60 savings per year, but even those offered weren't enticed. At the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet and Telecom Conference, Time Warner Cable's CEO noted that "very few broadband subscribers have opted for its Internet plan that caps data use at 30GB per month." The total who did take the bait? It's a figure in the thousands, which is just a tiny slice of its 11 million U.S.-based customer pie.
TWC is apt to continue toying with discounts and schemes to boost revenue and limit usage, particularly if the TWC-Comcast deal goes through. But, it's still mighty refreshing to hear that folks aren't biting on something like this. Data seems to be the only currency around these days, and if it's squeezed too much, consumers are going to suffer in the long run. Power to the bandwidth, right?