Are the days of cheap video streaming numbered?
I was reading this article on CNN this morning about an anti-trust investigation into cable company business practices and it made me consider that internet streaming is about to get a lot more expensive.
In addition to the points made in the article there are two other major factors that will lead to stricter limits and/or higher costs for broadband data:
* Lots of people are "cutting the cable" on cable TV and moving toward cheaper internet streaming, which means less revenue and more costs for the cable companies.
* The trend in phone data plans is toward lower bandwidth caps and higher cost (look at Verizon's crazy new plan for a glimpse into your future).
I think it's only a matter of years before we start seeing these shenanigans as the norm in home internet plans.