Perhaps it is a maneuver to get people to jump onto the “lock in rates” 2-year contract ideas TWC was running with.
The outpouring of concerned folks and even a congressman has caused TWC to reconsider. Not give up, just reconsider, so we’ve still got work to do. But at this point it looks like WE WON!
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If you’d like more information about Time Warner’s tiered billing system, or you’d just like to share your thoughts with the powers that be, email email@example.com. Or send a Twitter message to Jeff Simmermon, Time Warner’s Director of Digital Communications, at @JeffTWC, or Alex Dudley, the VP of Public Relations, at @AlexTWC. Rochester residents can also call Time Warner Rochester Customer Service at (585) 756-5000, or snail-mail the local Time Warner Cable office at 71 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. (Thanks to Stop The Cap for collating this contact info!)
Electronista said it best, The caps are being kept artificially low to protect Time Warner’s TV business as customers may cancel regular TV service in favor of iTunes purchases or web video services like Hulu, YouTube and Netflix.
And if you look at this little chart provided by Wired Magazine you might wonder if the overall motivation isn’t just simple profit taking.
Read the entire article at Wired Magazine.
And one final thought. David Ruif from the San Antonio Express News was interviewing me about MeterThis! and we had this exchange.
DR: Do you find it ironic that you are using Time Warner Cable services to publish this site against them?
JM: Yes, totally. It’s hilarious!
DR: Are you concerned about backlash from TWC?
JM: Not really. I guess it could happen, but I’m just posting on a blog. I’d just go down the street to a coffee shop and continue.
DR: So you’re not worried about TWC shutting you off?
JM: (I might have made this line up in my mind, trying to recall the conversation) Not a chance!
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