Anyone affected by this needs to write to Verizon and their local MP. You need to let Verizon know their behaviour is not ok. If you can, and if they don’t give an acceptable response, you need to move to another ISP.
Thats great for people who have an option. Unfortunately much of the country is facing this situation with no other providers to switch to. If companies are doing things like this in markets where there's competition, I'm worried to think about what they'd do in a vacuum.
Unfortunately much of the country is facing this situation with no other providers to switch to.
Yeah, that’s why I said if you can. It’s not a good situation at all.
The only way to destroy a doupoly is for everybody to boicot one provider. So, for example, if Verizon were to lose 70% of their customers in 3 months, they would be faced with 2 options: close shop or remove the limit(and probably reduce price). Power to the people :)
It's too bad Comcast will probably be doing the same thing.
It doesn't matter if all the providers act the same way. The idea is to boicot a big one in order for it to offer what the others don't. Or go out of business.
That seems like a great strategy. I wonder if people could be mobilised enough to make it work. Might need to have the information decentralised, too, otherwise they may just block the site with the info.
Facebook would be a good way to spread the information. And if they decide to block Facebook, well, people might mobilise then.
Ugh. Netflix has been feeling sluggish at home for a couple weeks now, even though Speedtest.net says I'm getting the same speeds I used to. I was wondering if they were up to some shenanigans, but it was so soon after their victory I didn't think they'd have time to start screwing with things.
Unfortunately this just means a hike in Netflix rates is inevitable
This isn’t really about Netflix, despite the headline. This is about every single website on the internet.
No I totally get the bigger issue.
I was just breaking down chain of events that will start unfolding after other ISP's start following suit. Content providers like netflix will have no other choice but to subsidize the ISPs to keep a decent connection speed for it's customers. Which in turn will lead to an increase in our rates.
Although a more likely scenario will be ISP's just charging more for "UnlockedUltraNet!"
As a happy FiOS customer, scary if true.