Groups complain to Senate about ISP data-use caps

04/24/2012 | MediaPost Communications

Consumer advocacy groups are complaining about data-usage caps imposed by Internet service providers, saying they discourage online video viewing. A coalition that includes Free Press, Public Knowledge, Consumers Union and the New America Foundation sent a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee regarding the issue. The groups say ISPs can deal with "dynamic and temporary" congestion in ways other than imposing data caps that have viewers worrying about hitting their data limits.

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