Re: Caps are good. ISPs are not charities. OK
The rest needs some tuning. Of the triple play, HSI is BY FAR the most profitable, and then phone, and then lowly cable.
Caps have NOTHING to do with congestion, they are behavioral modifications, and are in fact predatory and kept artificially low as to slow OTT and IP-product innovation to usurp the cable monolith.
If I do 80% of my internet traffic at 3AM, Verizon shakes my hand because I'm just warming up GBICs that are lonely. If I do 80% of my traffic at 5PM and so is everyone else, then maybe some QoS needs to kick in.
Network critical measurement is utilized bandwidth, not necessarily bytes consumed. Your cloud clowns all have CDN or POP in your ISP network, so it's not like they are getting hit with transit fees, and even those are damn cheap these days.
In Canada one 3rd party ISP gives out non-metered usage in the wee evening hours because, an unused link is USELESS.
Networks are meant to be used. This is not a precious commodity.
Fair share -> You sound like an Obama puppet. Define fair share?
$50 for internet is fair share and a crap load of billies in the ISP pockets. Overage charges are to put Jet A in that new executive Gulfstream.