Fair Use Policy

valdis.kletnieks at vt.edu valdis.kletnieks at vt.edu
Wed Aug 22 16:25:19 CDT 2012


On Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:17:14 -0400, Sean Harlow said:
> Wired internet providers should not even be thinking about caps below the 250
> GB/mo point.  Neither of these example speeds can even reach that level, so if
> you feel the need to cap you are doing it wrong and should rethink your
> business model.

Why? It's a perfectly reasonable business model - it allows you to skimp on
upstream provisioning if on any given day15/16th of your users are at low/zero
bandwidth due to hitting their cap *and* allows you to upsell bigger caps.  The
only downside is that if you do this, you'll only get away with it for like 36
hours before public outrage makes the local public service commission step in
with the big hammers and make you behave.

Oh, wait...
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