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Old January 8, 2011, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Perineum View Post

What reasoning could ANYONE ever have for being in favor of UBB??? I've never been below 200GB. I would probably shut up and go away if they did $0.05 per GB, however.

You answered your own question.

I typically do 30 a month, and in 2 1/2 years of use have never once been above 60. Why should I have to subsidize somebody who uses 10 times (or ofen 20 - 30 times) the amount of bandwidth I do?

As I stated earlier in this thread, I fully support tiered pricing, and don't believe that anything in this world should be offered without some form of cap (either structural though lower speeds, or financial through overage charges) as it encourages abuse, and discourages smart use of resources.

OTOH, as I've also stated in here... I do believe that we need some form of secure identifier for commercial bandwidth which would allow it to be treated differently WRT non-commercial bandwidth traffic. That doesn't necessarily mean that it should be free/unlimitted as that would just end up putting the burden of increasing capacity on providers who wouldn't be seeing any financial return. Without some form of control (financial incentive/disincentive), a company like Netflix could come out with a $10/month 1080p live streaming service without having to concern themselves with every household streaming "free bandwidth" 24/7 to the tune of 1TB/month when they're only paying for 10GB.

edit: Here's a thought... let's re-nationalize the transmission lines... I'm sure the government could provide you with lower rates, and better service...... ;)
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