How to fix the spectrum problem
Posted On July 12, 2021
A massive outage caused by a massive bandwidth issue at Spectrum is causing millions of customers to lose access to their internet.
The problem was caused by the site’s use of an unlicensed “zero rating” scheme, which allows a site to avoid paying ISP fees for certain content.
Spectrum has no incentive to keep paying these fees, and Spectrum is using these unlicensed zero rating schemes to make money.
This is a problem for Spectrum, because Spectrum is a profitable company.
Its revenue is growing, and it can afford to pay these unapproved fees.
The problem is that the unlicensed Zero Rating scheme is costing Spectrum a ton of money.
So Spectrum is facing a very real possibility of having to lay off people if it can’t keep up with the revenue.
This is why Spectrum has decided to issue a press release announcing that it is “in the process of restructuring” its business and will be changing its zero rating policy to one that “restores full service to our customers.”
The problem is Spectrum has already laid off thousands of people, and thousands more will soon have to be laid off if Spectrum can’t maintain its current business model.
In fact, this is the first time Spectrum has laid off workers in two decades, and the first laid off worker in 20 years.
The Spectrum press release states that it will be “taking steps to reduce our cost of service,” but it doesn’t say what those steps are.
The press release doesn’t provide any other information about what the company plans to do about this outage, and we have no idea how many people will lose their jobs if Spectrum is unable to fix this problem.
Spectrum said that the company will be working with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and “providing assistance to affected Spectrum customers to restore service.”
But that’s all we know about what that might mean.
The FCC doesn’t have a timeline for when Spectrum might actually fix this issue, and when the FCC might actually begin to address this issue.