For all the whining, moaning and protesting that goes on these days, sometimes it actually does some good. Consumers, politicians and watchdogs have been airing their grievances about Time Warner's plans to introduce tiered bandwidth plans ever since the company first announced the idea and late on Thursday, Time Warner did an about face and shelved the idea. “It is clear from the public response over the last two weeks that there is a great deal of misunderstanding about our plans to roll out additional tests on consumption based billing," said Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt. "While we continue to believe that consumption based billing may be the best pricing plan for consumers, we want to do everything we can to inform our customers of our plans and have the benefit of their views as part of our testing process.” Part of the consumer education TWC plans on offering includes free software that will allow customers to see how much bandwidth they use on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. What, so once they know much they use, they'll be more than happy to fork out the cash to pay for it? Gimme a break.