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Netflix asks FCC to declare home Internet data caps “unreasonable”

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Netflix argued that a 300GB-per-month allotment "is required just to meet the Internet television needs of an average American," without accounting for other things consumers want to do on the Internet, like Web browsing and downloading games and applications. "The Commission should recognize that data caps and UBP on fixed line networks are an unnecessary constraint on advanced telecommunications capability," Netflix said.

Comcast, the nation's largest home Internet provider, recently raised its caps from 300GB to 1TB, making it easier for customers to watch online video instead of Comcast's own cable TV service. But consumers' data needs are increasing quickly enough that "today’s 'above-average' Internet consumer is tomorrow’s average Internet consumer," Netflix said.

Wait, we can just declare things unreasonable?

Of course we can. :)

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