said by Oh_No: said by iansltx:
Any billing per KwH on your electrical service is unacceptable. You never know how much power you will need to use tomorr...oh wait...
ISP costs are not based on bandwidth usage, but on fixed network costs. If you use more or less the costs do not change.
Electricity does not compare to broadband as there is a fixed cost of the network and a variable cost of how much power you use.
So, the more infrastructure it takes to handle ever-growing demand just appears out of thin air? The additional servers, fiber, etc., that become necessary to handle ever-increasing data traffic just appear without cost? Wow, I knew technology was advanced, but I had no idea it had come that far!
Know what, I really don't see $10 for an extra 50G as unreasonable. At least they're offering subscribers the ability to pay more if they use more. Comcast caps residential users at 250G and cut you off for a year if you go over it more than once.