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Re: Who should pay for advertising using up your allotment! Not a bad solution! The consumer is the one being duped by the internet providers, the content sponsors, the data miners, and the advertisers. The great majority of the bandwidth that we pay for is not content that we requested! We are paying for advertising and for people to mine our data (privacy invasion), whether we want it or not. The internet providers must keep upgrading their systems to keep up with demand, generated by the content sponsors collecting revenue from allowing links (interesting note here) to advertising and 'data mining' houses.
Back in the beginning, any image or content that you wanted to display, you had to store on your site. If you wanted an image to be displayed on your webpage, you had to store it and transmit it from your ISP to theirs. Now, most of what gets transmitted to you is not from the site you thought you were communicating with. There a widgets, links, bugs, and any number of other cute names for just sending an address that your browser will then go get (or give) the information that some one else wants to present to you - and YOU have to pay for it to be sent to you.
The U.S. Post Office just has not caught on, yet...