Thursday, April 16, 2009

Great Deal of Misunderstanding

Yeah, right.

Time Warner Cable has shelved plans to test consumption-based billing until it can improve its "customer education process," the company announced Thursday.

"It is clear from the public response over the last two weeks that there is a great deal of misunderstanding about our plans to roll out additional tests on consumption based billing," Time Warner CEO Glen Britt said in a statement. "As a result, we will not proceed with implementation of additional tests until further consultation with our customers and other interested parties, ensuring that community needs are being met."

Anyway, good news for now. Cable operators are concerned that people will dump their TV packages for internet video and the way to combat that is by setting caps low enough that people get too much video over the internet will have to pay more.