Deutsche Telekom confirmed it will implement monthly data caps for any new wireline DSL broadband subscribers, which it says is a way to keep up with the rising demand for data.
A group of more than 20 online video creators, artists, actors, and consumer advocates have asked lawmakers to consider choosing a new FCC chairman who can deal with the usage caps that telcos and cable operators have placed on their broadband users.
AT&T is one of the early adopters of broadband usage caps, but only subscribers to its legacy DSL services are targeted, not its U-verse broadband service.
Deutsche Telekom is going to start throttling DSL speeds on users who go over a set bandwidth limit, according to rumors reported on a telecom blog.
With a surged in fixed Internet traffic already in progress and growth forecast to outstrip mobile data traffic in many countries, it's time to address fixed Internet issues, like broadband speeds, data caps, and usage patterns, in both commercial rollouts and in regulation.
CenturyLink may be following the growing usage-based billing (UBB) trend where service providers place usage caps on bandwidth consumption, but the telco's policies are anything but clear for its end users.
The FCC on Thursday named Michigan State University professor and communications and media expert Steven Wildman as its new chief economist, a move considered controversial due to his support for usage-based billing (UBB).
Calling monthly broadband bandwidth usage caps "the product of an uncompetitive broadband marketplace," the Open Technology Institute questioned the value of data caps and lambasted the FCC for ignoring the issue.
Telus is putting some coal in their broadband consumers' stockings this holiday season, announcing this week that it plans to cut its usage caps while retaining the current monthly rates.
Canada's telecom regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), will officially implement its new capacity-based wholesale billing measure for the country's