[SATLUG] Time Warner Corralling bandwidth use
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>
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