TWC's Tiered-Pricing Setback Just the Start of a Long CampaignBy Edward Cone | Posted Friday, April 17, 2009 18:04 PM
UPDATE: NYT gets in the game with an article about changes in broadband pricing.
The TWC plan was really bad, which made it relatively easy to defeat. Other tiered usage plans will emerge over time; some of them might even make sense, by metering the right thing and setting reasonable caps.
Educated, connected consumers made a difference in this fight, in part by bringing about political pressure. Other avenues of resistance, including appeals on the grounds of network neutrality, could come into play in the future.
Competition, limited as it is in many places, also played a role.
TWC seemed unprepared for the intensity of the reaction. That won't happen again.