Saturday, April 25, 2009

Time Warner Shutting Off Austin Accounts For Heavy Usage

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"After deciding to shelve metered broadband plans, it looks like Time Warner is cutting off, with no warning, the accounts of customers whom they deem to have used too much bandwidth. 'Austin Stop The Cap reader Ryan Howard reports that his Road Runner service was cut off yesterday without warning. According to Ryan, it took four calls to technical support, two visits to the cable store to try two new cable modems (all to no avail), before someone at Time Warner finally told him to call the company's "Security and Abuse" center. "I called the number and had to leave a voice mail, and about an hour later a Time Warner technician called me back and lectured me for using 44 gigabytes in one week," Howard wrote. Howard was then "educated" about his usage. "According to her, that is more than most people use in a year," Howard said.'"


  1. Please excuse my French:
    But that is absolute bullshit. Absolutely. Who do these fat greedy bastards think they are cutting people off ?!

    With all new sorts of services moving on to the web domain, people's bandwidth usages are expected to multiply accordingly. It's not just BitTorrent, it's WebTV, Movie Rental services, Online gaming, etc.
    HD for God's sake!

    The entire IT world/industry multiplies its numbers year after year. Only those cheap buggers are too lazy to be innovative and increase bandwidth delivery methods and they're too fucking lazy to improve their infrastructure networks, unlike the other camps (e.g. the cell phone industry).

    Just because Time-Fucking-Warner wants people to still watch CableTV on cable doesn't mean they have the fucking right to force people to!

    People should really stand against those buggers at all costs! Look at Europe & Japan! Nobody dares to do the same there!

    People! WAKE UP! Americans, protect your liberties!

  2. The most effective way to fight this abuse is to speak with your wallet. AT&T Uverse is being rolled out throughout Austin and is dollar for dollar a better deal than TWC.