atuarreHere come the drumsPremium
College Station, TX
RE I think in a situation where a company is going to metered, where someone will pay overages, they ought to give residential users at least, the option to enable additional bandwidth if they exceed the cap instead of just switching to overage charges or we will see situations like in the wireless industry where users go over the cap and get the bill and then are shocked and refuse to pay.
La Crosse, WI
I agree. If it's going to happen, they need to follow the wireless model for minutes used on cell phones (different tiers, i.e. 100GB, 200GB, 300GB, etc for so much per month). But, look now, they are starting to go with Unlimited. But wait, so, cell phone companies are jumping ahead on voice minutes being unlimited (giving the option), but ISP's and others are going backwards here...doesn't make sense. Money grab.
**Voice only with the wireless example though**
·Embarq Now Centu..
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The real problem with Internet Access is that the customer cannot predict the number of bytes of data will be downloaded when accessing a webpage. I wonder how top management of the Cable Companies would like it if there was no way for their employees would know how many minutes of usage they would be charged when they place a call on one of the companies cell phones.
It is time for some activist prosecutors to sue a Cable Company for not providing detailed billing for the amount of data downloaded to a customer browser from each IP address and the who is that address. That way customers can really see how much crap is downloaded by DoubleClick when access a website. Junk Data should be handled the same way as junk faxes. Make it illegal. Sorry that will stop internet advertising.
Wouldn't the website be responsible for that not the ISP?
·Embarq Now Centu..
The website is responsible for downloading the data sent to you browser. The ISP should be responsible for keeping track of the data downloaded from a website and include a list of all IP addresses that downloaded data to you browser by date and time in Hours, Minutes and Seconds.
I do not think that it is unreasonable for customers to ask for usage information by IP address history, if the ISP wants to charge customers for the amount of data up and downloaded.
Your wireless bill normally includes the telephone number of the called or calling telephone, the number of minutes the connection was active and the source of the call.