Phone company: Heavy Internet users to pay more

Nov 01, 2008 By PETER SVENSSON , AP Technology Writer

(AP) -- Phone company Frontier Communications Co. will probably charge its subscribers a dollar or two per gigabyte of Internet traffic if they go over the monthly allotments the company plans to introduce next year, Frontier's chief executive said Friday.



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mastersound
1 / 5 (1) Nov 01, 2008
That is another way for the rich to become richer. You talk about fairness? Who created the internet, who created virtual networks and communities? Certainly not the telephone corporations, yet why are they even charging us for something they don't even own? They set up the cables...woopdedoo...It's like us paying for the road that we use...those who use the road more have to pay more kinda thing...It's pathetic.
legendsaber
not rated yet Nov 02, 2008
I've been expecting something like this for a while. Bandwidth isn't limitless, never really has been. But with more people routinely using the Internet to stream audio/video, download DVD quality movies, watch live television, and in some cases stream HD stuff, these companies with smaller infrastructure just can't handle it. It's not a matter of greed, it's a matter of physical possibility.

Having said that, the current system is silly and unfair from a market standpoint. Can anyone name a single other service where you can take 100 times more than average and still pay the same price? This has been a long time coming, really.
matelot
not rated yet Nov 02, 2008
Is this a joke? 5gb monthly limit? I love how these ISP´s think this is the 1990´s. As for the poster above, legendsaber, it is about greed. ALl the companies are colluding together to impose ridiculous caps. Sprint was the last to sucumb to this trend, and Sprint has one of the best networks out there in terms of it being good. They are a tier 1 internet provider and have the bandwidth. Its all about finding ways to make their money. I agree with another poster above. The cable and internet providers are jealous of the scam model of the cell phone companies. This pure, FUD.
la7dfa
not rated yet Nov 02, 2008
Just select another provider. Dont sponsor dicks...
magpies
not rated yet Nov 02, 2008
People always want more...
Fryguy
not rated yet Nov 02, 2008
@mastersound

You say
"They set up the cables...woopdedoo...It's like us paying for the road that we use...those who use the road more have to pay more kinda thing...It's pathetic."

Yea.... those are called toll roads, and they are all over the place. Kind of blows a hole in your argument doesn't it?