Data caps are a really annoying system, but are they still necessary?
There are so many contracts and deals out there when it comes to internet access, from types of lines, different internet speeds and of course data caps as well.
Back in the day when dial-up internet access was still a thing, you could even be charged by the hour of usage! However, fast forward a few of years, and ISP's are still charging for capped internet.
But why was it capped to begin with? Smaller ISP's had a limit of data transfer they could provide to their customers, and limiting the total amount of data it would serve was beneficial, but that was a long time ago. Nowadays, most ISP's don't even get close to their limit, yet they still offer capped internet.
Well, we have to understand that ISP's are a business and it's in their best interest to make as much money as they can. But this doesn't justify capping one's connection. For example, in Europe, there is a law that no ISP may offer capped internet, as this is known to be just a money-making scheme!
Hopefully, over time, the rest of the world will follow in their footsteps.
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, Linus Tech Tips, on Are Data Caps Really Necessary?