Former FCC boss Michael Powell, who is now the cable industry's chief lobbyist, has finally admitted data caps aren't about congestion. They're about profit.
Cable Industry Finally Admits That Data Caps Have Nothing To Do With Congestion
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December 18, 2013

Via Techdirt:

For years, the key rationale given by broadband providers for implementing data caps was that it was the only way they could deal with "congestion." Of course, for years, independent researchers showed that this was bogus, and there was no data crunch coming. If you actually caught a technologist from a broadband provider, rather than a business person or lobbyist, they'd quietly admit that there was no congestion problem, and that basic upgrades and network maintenance could easily deal with the growth in usage. But, of course, that took away the broadband providers' chief reason for crying ...

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