A new data cap imposed by Facebook and YouTube for internet users is going to make everyone else suffer.
The internet service providers (ISPs) in the United States have imposed a new data-usage cap of 2 gigabytes per month on Internet users, as they seek to drive more people to pay for their data plans, with the intention of increasing usage to fill demand.
According to a study by consulting firm Frost & Berg, which examined the impact of the new caps, the new cap will result in a total loss of $2.6 billion for the U.S. economy as a whole, while the total cost to the economy will be $1.4 trillion.
Berg found that while the cost to U..
S.-based businesses will be higher due to the new data caps, that will not be the case for the internet providers.
Federally, ISPs are required to give their customers a choice of whether or not to pay their monthly data costs.
However, they have not been forced to do so by a court order.
A large number of internet users do not understand how data caps work, and their frustration with them has led to a surge in internet activism and advocacy for greater data caps.
The data cap issue has been a hot topic in recent years, with social media sites like Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, Pinterest, and more becoming popular in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
The new data plans also represent a significant increase from the previous data caps in Europe, which have been limited to 2GB per month.
The European Union is planning to impose a data cap on all EU citizens within the next few years.
The FCC’s proposed new data limits would also include limits on data usage from mobile devices, such as cellphones and smartwatches.
While the proposed data caps may seem draconian to some, the rules do not appear to be unreasonable.
As we reported last year, many major US ISPs are already charging users fees for data they do not use.
For example, AT&T charges users $0.20 per megabyte of data they send, while Comcast charges users around $0 and Verizon charges users between $0 to $20 per gigabyte of mobile data they use.FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said last week that the agency will “review” the proposed rules, and that it would “take into account the realities of the modern world.”
However, the commission has also been accused of imposing data caps on internet users who have used their service in the past, such an example being Netflix, which was recently fined $600,000 by the FCC for blocking movies and music from certain providers.
Pai has previously claimed that ISPs are “in the business of keeping people from using their service,” which the FCC is also facing criticism for.
According the FCC, the data caps imposed by ISPs do not affect any online services such as Facebook, Netflix, and Google, which are free to offer.
However, Pai has stated that he believes “it is important for Internet users to be able to use their service” and is considering a “fair and equitable data cap,” which would require internet providers to be more transparent about their data usage.
The net neutrality debateThe data cap controversy has been largely a focus of the public debate over the last year.
While the debate is still going on, the internet has been rocked by several new social media trends that have led to many users calling for more data caps and ISPs offering more data to users.
In addition, some major companies like Netflix have been accused by critics of blocking content in their services, which has led many to call for greater regulation of the internet.
Despite these trends, the FCC has proposed the first set of rules in more than three years that would regulate the internet by requiring ISPs to offer at least some data caps to all users.
The rules would also prohibit ISPs from using any of their power to block or slow access to websites, which could result in ISPs being fined or even shut down.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has also proposed new regulations that would limit the ability of ISPs to block sites that violate the privacy of their customers.
This could have an impact on a number of popular websites, including YouTube, Instagram and Reddit.
However and in spite of these new regulations, it remains to be seen whether the proposed new rules will be able pass the FCC’s regulatory review process.