-6mbit is by no means the top of the line.
This is relevant why?
-6mbit is ~2.6GB/hr.
Congratulations, you can do arithmatic.
-Your assumption of an institution of a bitrate cap that would lead to a 20GB/month cap is...dialup. 8KB/s. (Feel free to correct my numbers, as you may have a different cap-that's the only number I recall seeing in this thread.)
Would you like dial-up speed instead of a 20 gig cap on a 6mbit connection?
-Find me a company that doesn't have a helluva lot more infrastructure than that.
Which one would you like? Pick a cable company, none of them can do anywhere near the bandwidth they are pretending to sell you. If everyone actually used it, the entire national grid would collapse from the strain.
-Find me a user who actually uses that little and does something other than check their email.
Nearly everyone. I use less than 20 gigs a month quite frequently myself. I have a 1.5mbit satellite connection with a daily cap of 465MB and a free period between 1am and 6am where the cap is disabled. I only come anywhere near the 20 gig cap because I hate watching network television, too many really fucking annoying commercials.
Bottom line: The cap is too low, and "unlimited" means nothing.
Says the voluntary customer that is willingly paying for a service.
It seems you don't want a solution, either, and just enjoy being an asshole-but I guess we already knew that.
The solution presents itself! Don't buy it. Or, you could just make life easier for the rest of us and kill yourself now since you'd rather the government control your life than actually have to decide not to use a product you don't think is a fair deal. If you actually accomplish your goals, we'll all be better off dead. Yes, I do enjoy being me.
Please address the question in the final line of my last post.
Moo. Now that I've addressed your question, I'll ask an equally irrelevant question of you. Would you like to wish in your left hand or your right? Your answer will determine whether you're in your right mind or not.
This is a regulated industry for a reason. It's not treated the same as some of the less regulated industries. Where I live, there is one cable company and its going into bankruptcy, and so far the only regulations I am aware of on cable companies has been on basic cable, not internet and not digital cable and still Charter manages to offer crapy service at terrible prices and still not make it. My favorite part is how they are telling customers not to worry, business as usual for us... oh great, the usually bad service at outrageous prices.
No one wants to rent a shitty grid, makes perfect sense to me. This shows your problem. Until 2005, there was no incentive for Charter to improve their grid, all it would lead to was someone else renting it from them and stealing their profits. There was also no incentive for anyone else to bother putting up a grid, as the same thing would happen to them. If a competitor came in and killed them off with a superior service, they could probably have made more money renting the opposing grid than they were using and maintaining their own. When there is no profit to be made, there is no investment made. You're out of luck until someone notices they can make a killing off your area.