Time Warner Cable: 44GB in a week qualifies as abuse

twbcTime Warner Cable might be backing away from its tiered pricing proposition, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to do it gracefully. An Austin TWC customer with a Road Runner unlimited data plan got his connection unceremoniously severed, and after investigating, found out it was because he’d used a shocking 44GB in one week.

When he attempted to bargain with TWC, they would only grant less than half of that — let’s say 20GB. If we extrapolate, that’s less than 100GB per month at the absolute maximum. Not that they’ve actually stated that. They’re just imposing the rules they wanted to impose, without actually making their policies reflect that. That didn’t work out so well for Comcast, whose mysterious bandwidth limit was eventually outed as a comparatively generous 250GB.

It’s a crybaby tactic and it won’t last long. Unfortunately TWC is the only option in some areas and if their official position is that 2 gigs a day is as much as anyone in the world would ever need, then that’s that. I know it’s hard, Time Warner, but fighting it like this is just going to make it worse.

[via TechDirt]