* Posts by Simon

1 post • joined 21 Jan 2008

Time Warner moots billing based on bandwidth usage


TW could do well.

Way I see it.

1) TW impose download limitation, and, in a fanciful world, also reduce the cost.

2) TW piss off the 5% of heavy users that are causing them problems. 95% of non-heavy user who stick around are happier (internet speedier now!)

heavy users move to a competitor, so now said competitor has to deal with the extra infrastructure costs.

3) Light users on competitors networks loose bandwidth to heavy users, and hear how much faster/fairer (If you like) things are at TW...

PS. I'm in Oz and really have no problem with metered downloads (but then, I'm not a particularly heavy net user - which means I'm happy to not be propping up the needs of the few).



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