[SATLUG] Time Warner Update Yesterday.

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Fri Apr 10 16:49:50 CDT 2009


bill wrote:
> Time Warner Cable Earnings Refute Bandwidth Cap Economics
> 
> http://blog.wired.com/business/2009/04/time-warner-cab.html
> 
> 
> GREAT ARTICLE. A snippet.
> 
> 
> "The company claims its capped rates are fairer than flat rates because
> people who use less bandwidth stand to get a break as the company shifts
> its costs to others who use the network more." 
> 
> "There is only one small problem: A close look at Time Warner Cable's
> books shows no significant link between its high-speed data costs and
> network usage." 
> 
> "For 2008, the most recent period available, Time Warner Cable reported
> that its high-speed data costs actually declined by 12 percent to $146
> million. Meanwhile subscribers increased by more than 10 percent to 8.4
> million, and high-speed data revenues climbed to more than $4 billion. "
> 
> 
> "UPDATE: Since this article was first published, Time Warner Cable has
> updated its pricing scheme." SEE BELOW.
> 
> "Bowing to Pressure, Time Warner Alters Broadband Caps"
>  http://blog.wired.com/business/2009/04/bowing-to-press.html
> 
> 

I remember reading about this a while ago, and I started up vnstat on my 
router.

http://shlrm.org/vnstat/

Thar be my cumulative bandwidth usage for about a year, month by month.


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