Tell the FCC: Don’t Let Charter Use Data Caps
ISPs’ greediness truly knows no bounds. During a global pandemic that has forced millions of people to work and learn from home, Charter is petitioning the FCC to allow the company to institute data caps — despite promising that it wouldn’t do so if the FCC greenlit its merger with Time Warner Cable.
Data caps are arbitrary at best during normal times and could have deadly consequences during a pandemic. Millions of people across the country are struggling to make ends meet and are relying on the internet to access online education, health care, information on how to stay safe during the pandemic and other basic services. Capping data doesn’t serve any technological purpose for internet providers — all it does is raise prices and restrict internet access at a time when people need it more than ever.
Charter says it just wants to be allowed to do what other ISPs are doing — but no provider should cap data during this crisis (or ever, really). When millions are stuck at home trying to keep themselves and their communities safe, unlimited affordable internet access is a literal lifesaver.
Urge the FCC to deny Charter’s request that it be allowed to institute data caps.