Mounting public pressure has moved Verizon to change their mind about throttling speeds for their unlimited data plan mobile customers. There has been quite a bit of press related to poor customer satisfaction and even public letters between Verizon and the FCC regarding the data throttling announcement.
Your broadband service may get a data cap if the $45 billion bid from Comcast for Time Warner Cable clears regulatory approval.
If you are even slightly considered a techie, you have heard and even tried Netflix or Hulu to watch a streaming movie or catchup on a missed season of a TV series. Netflix is already known for turning the video rental industry upside down and closing the well-known Blockbuster video.