said by cooldude9919: said by Linklist: said by karlmarx:
Repeat after me. There is no cost to move a byte of data. Period. But, once you've invested the CAPITAL, the operational cost is effectively ZERO.
Repeat after me. YOU ARE WRONG. And saying your error over and over again doesn't make it correct. There is costs to moving data.
I dont agree with the per byte billing method, but TK is correct there is a cost somewhere, though in some cases it isnt as much as you would think.
Each tower has to have a backhual of some method, weather it be a crapton of t1's (that att pays themself for), some kind of metro-e fiber circuit (verizon uses charter in some places for exmaple) or some microwave link (captital expense).