[SATLUG] Time Warner Corralling bandwidth use

Dick H rghetzel at sbcglobal.net
Tue Apr 7 11:33:27 CDT 2009

Yes... but unfortunately I'll still have to pay to receive the spam.  
Now, if they meter the cost outbound, that would be something else.

Charles Hogan wrote:
> As long as the included bandwidth caps are reasonable and the overage 
> charges are also reasonable I would have no problem with such a plan. 
> Unfortunately, from everything I've read, the caps are way too low, 
> and the overage charges are way too high.  I should consider myself 
> lucky that I live in an area with alternate providers.  On a brighter 
> note, maybe charging customers that own spam spewing zombies 
> exorbitant amounts of money will get them to clean-up their machines 
> and we will have less spam cluttering our inboxes.
> Howard Haradon wrote:
>> I saw an article on this, CW, IIRC, saying that ATT is now
>> testing the metered model in a smaller market.  I think the
>> unlimited account will be going away.  This is inevitable with
>> Hollywood Marketeers using the PC to replace the home TV and
>> video playback device.  My niece now downloads all her
>> Netflix movies !!  And the enormous bandwidth needs of games that
>> are now popular !!  I think that it is only fair to charge by the
>> GB.    <rant off>
>> Howard

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