Last updated: May 4, 2011 - 9:00am
[Commentary] It’s a fate worse than death. It’s almost a fate worse than dial-up. The mere phrase fills me with a bone-chilling horror, making me shake like a leaf that has just gotten out of the shower without a towel. Broadband caps.
Broadband, by itself, is a word that fills me with joy, conjuring visions of unlimited fields of double rainbows and unicorns and Rebecca Black parodies. Caps are nice, in their way. But combine the two, and it’s horrifying. Yes, this is the week that AT&T joins Comcast and other providers in capping the amount of data broadband users can consume per month without paying a fee. Are they trying to railroad us back into the 90’s? Remember the 90’s, when you had to monitor how long you were online and pay accordingly? When there was that awful hissing and clicking and discordant twanging of electronic bedsprings to indicate that you were getting online? I’m quaking again.
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