For example lets say that they charge UBB about 0.05. Sounds reasonable??? But wait, multiply it by one billion bytes. Then you would get charge of 500,000.00. That’s a lot of nickels. if you don’t believe me, use a calculator.
The way big ISP telecom corporation are thinking is profits. Plain profits.
Yes, I’ve been rather busy with the federal election, switching operating system and self publishing.
At the same time, Usage Based Billing has been withdrawn, so I’m not sure what direction I’ll be taking this blog when I do have time.
And yes, I do understand that they are still pursuing Usage Based Billing, just calling it something else and going about it a little differently. And of course the reason for doing that is to make it more difficult to fight.
I can understand the problems with P2P and piracy, but honestly, usage-based billing is terrible, and 60GB for $30 is absolutely ridiculous for an end consumer. We’re already at the stage of 10Gbps Ethernet on home networking connections, and Bell decides we’re going back to the stone age of the Internet with small usage caps. No way. If you’re going to bill us, the lowest cap should be 200GB, with the higher packages capped at 1TB.
What about DDoS attacks? Are we going to be billed thousands of dollars if someone attacks our small business servers? Seriously now, where do they draw the fine line in this whole billing concept? 10 years ago, it was easy for kiddies to hit your server with 100GB of data in one blow. At over $1 per GB of over usage, you’re going to need a bank loan to pay your bill when you get hit with 1TB attacks. Ridiculous.
Possibly. I learned a long time ago that being told “the cheque is in the mail” may be reassuring, but until it has been deposited and cleared by the bank it isn’t real.
The situation is more positive, but the reality is that Usage Based Billing has been approved and has passed through the appeals phase with an intact ruling that the Independent ISPs have to implement it by March 1st. That has not changed.