Speaking this week at the Deutsche Bank Securities Media & Telecom conference in Palm Beach, the CEO Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt proclaimed that metered billing on residential broadband remains something that's going to happen whether U.S. consumers like it or not:
He forgot to include the key part of this statement. That they will only implement this metered billing in areas where they don't have competition or the other member of the duopoly has implemented metered billing as well. That was the lesson they learned in the previous trial, when the customers have another option you will lose them so you only implement metered billing where they don't have a choice.
I'm absolutely certain that they will be implementing this where they have no competition (or they convince the competitor to implement this as well) and customers don't have the ability to vote with their wallet.