Small ISP cancels data caps permanently after reviewing pandemic usage

[ad_1] The coronavirus pandemic caused big ISPs to put data caps on hold for a few months, but one small ISP is going a big step further and canceling the arbitrary monthly limits permanently. Antietam Broadband, which serves Washington County in Maryland, announced Friday that it “has permanently removed broadband data usage caps for all customers,”…

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…

Verizon refuses to give DSL users its low-income deals during pandemic

[ad_1] Enlarge / A Verizon FiOS truck in Manhattan on September 15, 2017. Verizon is certainly one of quite a few home-Internet suppliers providing briefly free service to low-income households during the pandemic. But an enormous restriction on Verizon’s provide makes it unimaginable for many individuals to get the deal. The Verizon drawback is certainly…