OK, so the local news media really needs to get up to speed on this one. The Consumerist is reporting that Frontier Internet is capping its users’ downloads at 5Gb per month. After that, they now say they reserve the right to either cancel the account or charge a whopping $10.80 a gigabyte in overage charges! Best of all, they’re calling the first five gigabytes their “Free 5GB of internet usage.” Really? I thought you had to pay for it. Check their Acceptable Use Policy for more details on the new, quietly introduced, policy.
You might want to consider this before downloading your next movie from NetFlix.com, eh? And lest we forget, Frontier also charges you $4 for the modem even if you use your own and locks you into a multi-year contract. I’m not saying TW is any bed of roses, but damn, people.