Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spike in Video Phone Cost Dropped

Time Warner has backed down from a plan to charge more based on how much customers stream data. If the plan had moved forward, it might have priced the Deaf community out of using video phones because they require high speed internet to provide a smooth, real-time conversation. The cable giant’s plan was to price its home broadband service in tiers and bandwidth-heavy applications would have seen the most dramatic shift in cost. Rochester, New York was supposed to be a test market but an outcry from the large Deaf community there and hearing customers made the company think twice.