[mythtv-users] Per-usage internet billing. WAS: Vote for Miro Integration into MythTV
linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Sun Jan 20 13:05:36 UTC 2008
On 19 Jan 2008, at 18:08, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> Besides--in the US, at least--you likely won't be able to afford to
> download TV or videos--even the legal-to-download ones--via the
> http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20080118/tc_nf/57895 and
> ) The Internet is just a fad, anyway. :)
I never quite understand the rational objection to this. Sure, as a
consumer of internet services I prefer an all-you-can-eat buffet, too
- and I subscribe to services that support that.
But we don't complain about water companies charging us per-litre, or
the electricity company charging us per kilowatt-hour, so what's the
problem with paying per-megabyte?
Per-usage internet is probably too expensive at present - otherwise I
might consider switching myself - but if a competitive market follows
this course then prices should become reasonable. And there's really
no reason why a little old lady - who only uses the internet for her
email - should subsidise the high bandwidth consumption of someone
downloading gigs per day.
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