KrKHeavy Artillery For The Little GuyPremium
"In a competitive market."
Yes, because then consumers could make other choices if usage based billing was overpriced and expensive.
TOO BAD WE DON'T HAVE A COMPETITIVE MARKET.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
·Time Warner Cable
·Verizon Online DSL
For wireline Internet? Depending on the area, yes or no. Generally no, or not very. But on the wireless side, as long as you're in a reasonably sized city, you've got four or so options (VZW, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile). All offer no-contract plans. Sprint and T-Mobile trade coverage for price, and both are upgrading their networks. AT&T and Verizon are upgrading their networks as well.
There are only so many ways you can split currently available wireless spectrum. You already have two unlimited-data-on-smartphone options on the wireless side. Do we really need more? Or should that energy be pushed into giving the "small two" enough economy of scale to keep their networks in decent shape?