Dear Terrestrial Internet Providers,
If I ever have service with you, and reach a monthly bandwidth cap, I will immediately cancel my service and not pay my bill.
Bandwidth caps are not acceptable for terrestrial infrastructure. Especially under current marketing practices.
If a bandwidth cap is implemented, the following should also be implemented:
+ A way to check usage in real time
+ A warning that doesn’t use the service (aka not email) to warn about nearing the cap
+ Limited bandwidth after the cap, not just termination of service
The current behavior adopted by most providers is equivalent to the post office ceasing delivery of mail (including bills) and then sending a letter to you about it (which won’t get delivered).
The Internet is much more than an entertainment engine, it’s vital to the operation of a household. People use the Internet to pay bills, look up phone numbers for service providers, and run household business. A complete shutdown with no warning could cause serious stress and monetary damage. It’s also a horrible way to treat your customers.