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Time Warner Cable Scraps Plan For Tiered Pricing

Publication Date: 
April 17, 2009
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Kate Perry

Residential Fellow Chris Ridder is quoted in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle in an article about a Time Warner Cable plan to charge consumers for internet use based on consumption:

The company had unveiled the consumption-based pricing structure March 31, with the plan due to take effect in September. But the reaction by Web users was overwhelmingly negative, and they accused Time Warner Cable of trying to reap profits at the expense of consumers who were accustomed to unlimited usage for a flat monthly charge.


Chris Ridder, residential fellow at Stanford University Law School's Center for Internet and Society, said Internet service providers have been raising concerns about bandwidth shortages.

"I don't think it's the end until we find a solution," he said. "We're going to have to keep pressing on this problem."