whistle, the same companies who provide you television service also provide you your internet service. It stands to reason that to protect their existing services, they would neuter the ability for others to deliver it over the internet. Shaw for example just changed their bandwidth cap to be even lower. Rogers also has lowered their cap recently since Netflix entered the country. We allow ISPs to control how much is "too much" and that's not acceptable when they're directly competing with innovative new services.
I don't want to be tethered to old services like television because these companies don't want to innovate to keep up with what's out there. In this type of environment, we'll see increasingly less of services like Hulu, iTunes, YouTube, Steam, Skype, etc. because they'll require too much bandwidth for most people to afford.
We were supposed to be moving towards richer media experiences, not towards "browsing with images disabled because I'm nearing my cap".