Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Can We Please Drop Data Caps Forever?

HotHardware has a great point, if ISP's are doing just fine during this global pandemic, why not just drop data caps altogether?

Let me come right out and say exactly how I feel—data caps are a load of horse manure. Yes, I know, in theory they prevent the Internet from buckling from a handful of abusers, so that we can all enjoy access to a vital resource. But in practice, I'd argue they are unnecessary. Need proof? Take the current situation in which more people than ever are either telecommuting, or stuck at home. Despite the uptick in usage because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Internet has not buckled.