Time Warner has riled consumer groups again, quietly changing its terms of service to include language that could allow the cable company to establish service tiers and meter usage. Customers received the new ToS last week; TW earlier had withdrawn plans to set bandwidth caps on customers after being pressured by legislators.
Public Knowledge Founder Gigi Sohn said The FCC, Federal Trade Commission and Congress should investigate Time Warner to determine “the extent to which [the policies] hamper the free flow of information online, and to which they are anticompetitive.”
Time Warner could not be reached for comment.
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