Massa, Schumer Force Time Warner to Drop Tiered Internet Pricing
They did so despite recent claims by Time Warner spokesmen that the company needed the money to upgrade its network (despite rising profits) and that "if we don't act, consumers' internet experience will suffer."
Chuck Schumer, who had also muscled Time Warner to lay off, announced the capitulation at what was apparently planned as a protest rally in front of the company's Rochester hub; it became a celebration of the reversal, in which Schumer was joined by contrite Time Warner executives.
Massa says he's still going to push the bill "to ensure that any future plans to charge customers based on how much they download do not spring up anywhere else." And Time Warner said they "look forward to continuing to work with Senator Schumer, our customers and all of the other interested parties as the process moves forward."