Originally Posted by tehpwnerofn00bs
Not necessarily. If you charge a low-ish base rate and then scale the service based on how much they use, the upper end of users could pay $100/month or so. At that point it balances out for everyone, and they should make just as much if not more than they have been.
What you are failing to understand is basic economics. If they keep the price at $50 a month, and there's that person that only uses it to check e-mail a few times a week, they are making MAJOR money over the bandwidth that they are NOT using. So figure that the majority of people (75%) only use 75GB of bandwidth in a month, they are making money and having additional bandwidth available. Now, that additional 25% are using 300GB a month, that's 50GB over the cap, so that's the $60 + overusage charges, when the bandwidth being used was nothing more than they already had. No need to install new pipes or anything else, just the top 25% using what the bottom 75% DIDN'T use.
Nothing like making money on something that is already there. Way to go Comcast!!