|reply to talz13 |
Re: Weights and measures
said by talz13: said by IowaCowboy:
When you pay for a gallon of gas, it should be a true gallon of gas.
It is always a gallon of gas, but due to temperature fluctuations, it may not be the same mass due to higher densities in cold temperatures, and lower densities in warmer temperatures.
Small fluctuations are expected. If someone's data is off 20% that's an issue. Even 5% is an issue.
·Time Warner Cable
I agree. While I'm typically not for 'regulation', I would have to state that if companies that are using meters for profit, those meters should be certified for use by an independent company.
Eg. Household electric meters, gas meters, water meters, grocery store scales, gas station pumps, etc.
If AT&T is going to bill by the byte, then their billing must conform to a standard, and their devices must be certified for accuracy.
I should not be paying for external broadcast packets that do not make it to the LAN side of the modem, or corporate sniffers.