Thursday, April 16, 2009

Breaking: Time Warner Cable Drops New Internet Price Plan

Shortly after publishing the last post, I learned of the following news announcement:
"Rochester, N.Y. -- Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) announced Thursday that Time Warner Cable will shelve plans for a tiered pricing system for Internet use.

Time Warner Cable had intended to use Rochester as a test market for the new plan that would have placed heavy internet users into a higher price tier.

Schumer said he called management Wednesday to oppose Rochester being used as a test market.

"We are celebrating," Schumer said.

Schumer said he would work with Time Warner on future changes."
Update: (Hat Tip, Bugbatter)

The report from certainly does not sound like what Senator Schumer reported:
"Time Warner Cable Chief Executive Officer Glenn Britt said, 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. 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. While we continue to believe that consumption based billing may be the best pricing plan for consumers, we want to do everything we can to inform our customers of our plans and have the benefit of their views as part of our testing process."
Full report: Time Warner Disconnects Their Consumption Based Billing Test

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