reply to Paxio
Re: Do you prefer caps or usage billing?
said by Paxio:[soapbox]I'd be fine with metered billing. So long as that meter is accurate and independently verifiable, of which none of the recent ones are. For flat rate fee, don't get on the airwaves and advertise unlimited data at blazing speeds when the reality is you are going to cap me at a paltry 2GB and then throttle my 75/50 service down to 3/1 until the next billing cycle.
What if a company offered BOTH billing models? Flat-rate pricing with some sort of data limit, and a TRUE usage-based billing model that more closely reflected the ISPs actual cost of providing the data? No ISP to my knowledge offers this flexibility today, but it seems it might offer the best of both worlds.
As previously stated, your company should have been investing in its infrastructure as it was growing to accommodate the load. Waiting until the last minute then scrambling for a half-assed solution is what kids do in elementary school when they have a book report due the next day that they were told about two weeks ago.
Its no different than public roads. The roads are crap, filled with more pot holes than dotted lines so we need to raise the gas tax everywhere and introduce a mileage tax for the hybrid cars to get the roads back to a good condition. Wait, where did all the tax money go that you've been collecting since the road was in a new condition? Oh that's right, you raided that fund to cover up your non-existent budget skills when you burned through all the other trust funds [/soapbox]
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