Data Caps: Why Socket Doesn't Implement Them

Posted by Carson Coffman on August 9, 2012

We got word last week that Mediacom is now issuing tighter bandwidth caps for new high-speed Internet customers.  And from the latest Comcast earnings call it is evident where they plan to increase margins with their services.
Many other providers are also limiting data usage for their customers. They claim the policies will reduce congestion on the network and ensure that a few heavy users don't slow down connections for customers who use what the provider deems a reasonable amount of data.
But we continue to offer our high-speed Internet services without usage caps, limitations or restrictions.
It’s your Internet. You paid for it. Use it!
We won't send you a warning notice. We won't bill you for overage charges. And we won't scold you when you call us for help.
Some industry experts claim the "big guys" are limiting usage in order to protect the traditional television service model, thereby limiting customers' consumption of video via the Internet.
We'll let you be the judge of that. We don't really care WHY they implement data caps. We just know we don't want to. 
Learn more about our un-data-capped Internet packages. 


This lone statement is enough to earn a dedicated customer. You support your customers and we'll support you. Socket for life!

without untethered and unlimited access to the internet one cannot be free to explore the unfettered world beyond one's own walls or community. With limited financial means, the internet is the only vehicle by which we can do that. Thanks to you at Socket, we do not have to worry about what type of media, web sites or how many users within our household we have to monitor. I will always be a faithful Socket customer because of this issue and wonderful customer service.

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