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As of yesterday, Time Warner Cable decided to scrap the idea of implementing the very unpopular proposal of a tiered Internet usage plan. For those of you not in the know, this plan was going to offer Time Warner Cable Internet customers a limit on the amount of gigabytes used based upon each household’s given plan. Unsurprisingly, the plan has hit a roadblock in nearby Rochester, NY where many customers have complained of the new restrictions.

As part of the plan, the Internet service providers were going to offer customers online plans ranging from 5 gigabytes to 40 gigabytes a month, with an additional $1 charge for every gigabyte over the allotted limit. However, one of the major complaints people encountered with the new initiative was that they did not know how much a gigabyte was exactly. E-mails don’t take up much of the threshold but downloads, uploads and streaming video would have been especially taxing on the limits. The metered plan would have been particularly unfavorable for college students, who regularly download music, stream videos, and upload photos. (more…)