Report says data caps just a “cash cow” for Internet providers

I thought the FTC was supposed to enforce antitrust--guess they have been too busy pursuing meritless cases against Google:

Report: data caps just a “cash cow” for Internet providers | Ars Technica: "Why do so many Americans now live with Internet data caps—and what are these caps doing to the future of broadband? Those are the questions posed by a new paper from the New America Foundation, which wants to shake up the lethargy that has descended over the data caps debate by pointing out just how odd the caps truly are. "Internet service and mobile providers appear to be one of the few industries that seek to discourage their customers from consuming more of their product," write the paper's authors. "The reason for this counterintuitive business model is that in the noncompetitive US marketplace, it is highly profitable.""

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