UPDATE: Some readers say in the comments beneath this post that TWC wants you to pay for its own programming services rather than watching what you choose on the net. That would seem to be worth discussing with regulators.
UPDATE 2: Roch says the City Council needs to get involved.
Tiered pricing for bandwidth is not an inherently bad idea. Video hogs a lot of capacity, and there really is a last mile problem. As Vint Cerf told me last summer, "The edges are at issue, and part of the reason is that there too few competitors providing service."
But Time Warner Cable's 5 gig limit, soon to be tested in Greensboro, is way too low. Look at the usage chart in Killian's article -- a lot of households could exceed the cap pretty easily, and many more will in the future as video grows. More here from Fox 8.
Good quote from Roch Smith, Jr. in the N&R: "I think it's just a terrible thing for the city to have our highest-speed broadband priced in a way that’s unlike every other city our size. Making us a 'test market' makes people on the cutting edge pay more and discourages people from discovering new things, things that are going to be very important in the future."
A protest site (thnx to GM for the pointer).