Datacaps are anti-competitive

Take a look at this post by Ars Technica about Comcast’s announcement that they will not only start streaming their ‘on-demand’ video on the Xbox 360, but that it won’t count against your data cap. I’m sure Comcast and Microsoft will promote this as a great thing, but it’s pretty damn anti-competitive. Hulu, Netflix and Amazon WILL count against your data cap and those are competitors of Comcast. ISPs should NEVER be allowed to ‘own’ video content. This is just another in a list of reasons why ISPs need net neutrality rules.


EDIT: I encourage anyone interested in commenting on the Ars page. You can get some really good information over there.

Also Edit: AAAAARRAAH! This blog is so freaking slow I don’t even wanna post here!