SPOTLIGHT: Frontier warns of broadband overage charges

Rochester-based Frontier Communications is saying it will "probably" charge its subscribers a dollar or two per gigabyte of Internet traffic if they go over monthly allotments of 5 GB that the company plans to introduce next year.

The company is bucking the trend of all-you-can eat data plans in both telco wireless and wireline worlds; the cable guys have their own ideas on caps and billing that are too numerous to rehash here.

Frontier provides service mainly in rural areas of 25 states, and it's home, Rochester, is its largest market; the company may provide higher monthly limits of up to "perhaps 20 gigabytes per month" in more urban markets like Rochester and Elk Grove, CA.

For more:
- San Jose Mercury News/AP report on Frontier charging per GB.

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