|reply to elray |
Re: Several problems.
quote:Charging a flat fee of any kind to your example of people who dont use the internet at all isnt fair. They are basically pocketing your money,
In a system where usage, capacity, and demand are a factor, and with cable modems and internet in general, they are, how is it "fair" to charge low-volume users the same price as high-volume users?
Moreover; comparing someone who doesnt use the product to someone who does... is basically apple-orange comparison. You cant take an example of a customer being scammed already and then say OMG NOTFAIR; I DEMAND EVERYONE BE SCAMMED EQUALLY.
quote:Except it's pretty well known that the bandwidth monitors are brutally inaccurate. Having such a slow cap basically says... come reem us. Them saying you downloaded 3 gigs instead of 500megs. 10$ more please. Now you have to pay... prove you didnt download. You cant.
We seriously don't use 1GB. Mom doesn't turn on her PC but once a week. My sister doesn't either. We all want an "always on", reliable connection, as provided by cable modems or DSL, but the data volumes and speed requirements are a fraction of that used by the typical "power user" found here.
Add in the profit driven factor of an anonymous stock holder who can get a 50$ vps and flood the hell out of your ISP's ip space. Your ISP who now gets money from being a bad isp and not blocking floods like that... Isnt going to do anything.
quote:Um no. In the end there will be competition popping up who destroys any isp who wants to create caps. The usa has fios. japan and similar small countries have their capless 100mbit internet connections.
I'm not cheering for caps, just for a structure that has a very low cost, entry-level tier. I think, in the end, telco and cableco will offer both capped and unlimited plans, but you'll have to pay a premium for unlimited bandwidth, and it will be throttled.
You're a fool if you think this oligopoly pricing scheme will last beyond 5-10 years.