In what might be the first big test in the "net neutrality" debate for the Obama administration, consumers are protesting a plan by Time Warner Cable Inc. to "meter" customers' internet usage, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Consumers have attacked the plan with a web site,, and protesters packed two town hall meetings in upstate New York, where Time Warner Cable said it would test internet metering. Opposing the metering, or consumption-based billing, are Rochester-area consumers, including doctors and college students, who say Time Warner Cable's plan would increase monthly bills for those who download movies and other information...

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