said by Skippy25:
It cost more (4x in this case) to deliver an overage GB at a slower speed than it does to deliver that same overage GB at a higher speed?
Not that I am in agreement with any of this nonsense, but perhaps it has something to do with capacity expectations? If a subscriber is only expected to use the lowest possible tier of data, Roger's may not have the infrastructure in place to handle the capacity increase, and a greater investment would be required to manage and update the equipment needed for the unexpected overages.
In other words, 5GB is a much greater percentage with the lowest tier, whereas this is not as noticeable to the configurations using the more expensive tiers. If Roger's knows what to expect, they can properly build out the infrastructure to handle the load and appropriately charge for this amount.
I'm sure these pricing schemes are simply a result of greedy corporations with very little competition to worry about with any regulations bought and paid for while schmoozing with policy makers on some exclusive golf course that most of us can't afford to join.