Originally Posted by SgtSpike
I don't see any reason it shouldn't be pay per use. It's like electricity... should we all pay the same electric bill despite having vastly different usages?
And you might argue that an electric company can enable/disable electric generators at will to meet demand, which is mostly true, but an ISP must put in place infrastructure to support higher demand, which is kind of like permanently "switching on" another generator. In order to cover those costs, they should up the bill of those who are consuming the majority of the bandwidth that caused them to have to do an infrastructure upgrade in the first place.
Give me internet with:
$10 base fee each month
...and I'd be a happy camper.
Well yeah, most of us would. But it's more likely to see:
$29.95 base fee each month