"Time Warner Cable Inc said on
Wednesday it is planning a trial to bill high-speed Internet
subscribers based on their amount of usage rather than a flat
fee, the standard industry practice." (Full article here.)
Imagine that… paying for what you use instead of being able to consume and consume and consume without cost consequences.
Water, roads, health care. What else can we apply this model to? Think of all these other industries where people who use very little pay a lot and subsidize those who consume large amounts.
As for the internet pricing… the article states that about 5% of the consumers use over half the internet bandwidth — mainly those downloading large files and playing games online.
So for many of us who do that, our cable bills might actually go down since we would only being paying for what we use instead of subsidizing the appetites of those who think they can use all they want without consequences.
I’m on board Time Warner — sign me up!