Time Warner Cable Inc. has been testing its usage based broadband for well over a year in parts of the U.S. The theory behind the test was to see how the public would react to putting a cap on the amount of bandwidth consumed. Obviously the test has gone well enough, in their opinion, to announce the plans to everyone.
CEO Glenn Britt told an investor group on Monday that they will expand the usage policy to all systems by the end of the year. The new offering will be dubbed The Essentials Plan and it allows customers to consume 5 gigabytes (GB) per month. Every GB over the cap will cost $1, but this will not exceed $25 in overages during any given month.