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This is a sub-selection from 3GB a month, slightly more?

reminds me of the danse russe
Chandler, AZ
reply to mob

Re: 3GB a month, slightly more?

said by mob:

Why can't we just pay for what we use? Why not offer transfer in 100GB blocks and say "no limit on speed or what you use it on, but once it's gone, you pay $10.00 for 100GB more transfer for the month."
because peak demand and 95th percentile billing rule out this as a viable option. isps who purchase their bandwidth don't pay in overall consumption, they pay based on peak demand. the reason large users are being booted is because they are (often incorrectly) assumed to be sucking the most bandwidth at all hours and causing peak bandwidth shortages. the issue here is not the method of metered billing being used, its a matter of finding a way to balance the oversubscription and upgrades with the maximum possible roi and still making sure the customer's experience is satisfactory. most isps haven't found this balance yet. until then, stories, speculation, and armchair quarterbacking abound...