reply to JigglyWiggly
Re: Intranet vs. Internet The reason for the caps is to:
(1) deter bandwidth intensive uses (e.g. Netflix, Hulu, file sharing, etc.) to
(2) marginalize the appeal of online entertainment alternatives while ensuring a continuing stream of revenue for those that opt against a cable sub.
While imposing caps doesn't eliminate all competition - satellite & telco - it does essentially take away the most viable option for those wishing to rein in extraneous expenses and become cord-cutters.