Originally Posted by Papas
Originally Posted by biz1
paying per byte is a perfectly fair and valid way to charge for internet
Actually its not. Working for comcast the cost difference between a customer that used 100gb or 3tb was about 10c. The bandwidth is there weather its used or not.
Lol we had speeds up to 250mb at our office so people would bring in laptops with external hard drives and torrent all day, people would do all there steam downloads. Hell we had a big screen tv in our break room, had tvs with cable boxes at each desk and we were able to watch anything we wanted. We had all the tvs in our call center ordering mma, boxing, wrestlemania and then once a month all boxes got zeroed out. It makes no cost difference if they had people downloading tb of data.
that doesn't matter
they have costs and they provide services
heavy users paying more is a reasonable way to divide the cost
if you actually charged people for the real costs, you'll would spend more money on CS representatives than anything related to providing internet
try explaining to the average American what it takes to set up an end-to-end connection between their home and Youtube's servers and how you are calculating what fraction of that cost they should be paying, why they don't need to pay for the entire cost of setting up a 1st-time connection, why they are paying for installation that was performed by the previous property owner, etc. etc.
anyways, it's probably illegal to charge someone living in a remote area extra because you had to lay down extra cable to get there