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Time Warner Pricing Rules May Hurt Deaf Callers

April 7 2009 | by

The deaf community relies on video phones for calling family and friends, but some may soon find itself priced out of the video phone option due to metered pricing for internet usage. Time Warner Cable is starting the metered pricing this fall in the Rochester, New York market, according to in Rochester.

Video phones need high-speed internet to provide a smooth, real-time conversation. Interpreters at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT say the deaf community gravitates toward tools that help facilitate a human connection for communication. Along with personal conversations, video phones help the deaf communicate clearly with businesses, like banks, and medical offices.



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