Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday December 08, 2015

Comcast Low Data Caps Hurt Competing Video Providers

The CEO of Sling TV says that Comcast intentionally sets its data caps low in order to prevent customers from ditching cable in favor or online video streaming.

Well, I think one of the areas we’re quite focused on is what’s happening in Washington DC around Net Neutrality. We see concerning things happening if you look at cable companies like Comcast now instituting data caps that just happen to be at a level at or below what someone would use if they’re watching TV on the internet آ– and at the same time launching their own streaming service that they say doesn’t count against the data cap. It’s something we’ve been warning Washington about for years, and it’s a risk to OTT in general. We’re Net Neutrality proponents, and want to make sure that rules are implemented so that it really is a level playing field for new players like us.