FCC Head Backs Internet Cable Usage-Based Billing

If this is any indication of things to come, accessing the Internet could be a whole lot more expensive in the future. Julius Genachowski, Chairman for the FCC has come out in support of usage-based billing in the US for cable companies.

Canada’s Usage Based Billing Hearings Kicks Off

In a way, it’s surprising that Canada is still talking about Usage Based Billing. Yet, here we are today with the CRTC (Canada’s regulator for industries like this) holding hearings on ISPs pushing to make sure Usage Based Billing is permitted in the marketplace.

HADOPI Blamed for ISP Rate Hikes in France

The goal of The High Authority for the Protection of works on the Internet (HADOPI) is to stop piracy, but French internet users are learning that the only thing HADOPI has effectively stopped is low rates for an internet connection. “Free”, one of France’s largest telecom company admitted that ISP rate hikes were “inevitable”.