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[QUOTE]Fees for heavy Internet use "inevitable", says AT&T

14 June 2008 15:34 by Andre "DVDBack23" Yoskowitz | 9 comments
Fees for heavy Internet use inevitable, says AT&T AT&T representative Michael Coe has said the company believes it is "inevitable" that heavy Internet users will eventually have to pay some sort of surcharge for the extra bandwidth demand placed on the network.

The ISP along with other providers have been seeing a huge surge in traffic for its DSL services, which can be attributed to a small group of users. Coe added that only 5 percent of customers are currently accounting for 46 percent of overall bandwidth used per month. These users may need to be charged extra.

Although DSL is switch-based unlike cable Internet access Coe says the highly disproportionate use is still affecting other users.

The new stance is similar to other ISPs, such as Rogers in Canada and Comcast in the States which has said it is considering using a 250GB softcap and charging overage fees for users who cross that bandwidth cap.

Critics complain however, that the caps would unfairly punish users who use tons of bandwidth legitimately to, for example, watch movies through Hulu or Netflix, download movies from iTunes or play online multiplayer gaming. The critics do have a point, not everyone is a BitTorrent user. [/QUOTE]

Some of these fools think 5GB a month is to much instead of nickleing and diming the consumer heres a thought you sale a super fast plan cheap its going to be abused, you need to sale bandwidth at about 2$ every 50KBPS and other 5 for the account.

so 9 for 100KBPS and 55 for 1000KBPS

Take it a further step and make it so the connection is quartered once you hit bandwidth limits 5GB a month per 50KBPS should be reasonable
so a almost 60$ 1000KBPS account would get about 1TB of data "limitations".

For 70-99 a month you can get a pro service that has no data limits and is almost 3 times faster than the normal service,plan setups is the key here not draconian schemes to put quarters in the socks you beat consumers with.....


Ah modern gaming its like modern film only the watering down of fiction and characters is replaced with shallow and watered down mechanics, gimmicks and shiny-er "people".
Incoherence is my friend and grammar my bane, which is the fulcrum of suffering I place upon others!:ZippyDSMlee

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