Cox slows Internet speeds in entire neighborhoods to punish any heavy users

[ad_1] Cox Communications is lowering Internet upload speeds in entire neighborhoods to stop what it considers “excessive usage,” in a decision that punishes both heavy Internet users and their neighbors. Cox, a cable company with about 5.2 million broadband customers in the United States, has been sending notices to some heavy Internet users warning them…

Making Internet service a utility—what’s the worst that could happen?

[ad_1] The cable industry takes a subtle approach to anti-Title II advertising. It’s 2020, and a coronavirus pandemic has underscored how crucial broadband service is to the lives of Americans for work, entertainment, and school. Internet service is a necessity, and yet it isn’t regulated as a utility the way services like water and electricity…

Why you’re still paying for sports on cable when there’s no live sports

[ad_1] Getty Images | DonNichols Cable-TV companies are still charging customers for sports channels even as the coronavirus pandemic forces the suspension of all major sports leagues. The continued charges include Regional Sports Network (RSN) fees, which often add almost $10 to customer bills in exchange for access to local professional and college live-sports broadcasts.…