reply to tshirt
said by tshirt:Never will happen. Many customers may never use 20 GB a month. Comcast isn't going to give them internet for $5 a month. said by Skippy25:
Right.... so where is the price cut for those that dont use nearly that much as 300GB?
Could happen any day.
Say a flat $0.25 per GB would be great for me.
Besides even on utilities, with my gas company you will pay $7 month even if you use no gas what so ever. The amount you pay for unit of usage is added to that $7. Water company is the same. The lowest you bill will be if you have service $30 a month. Even if you went a way for a month and didn't use a drop of water. The difference between the water and gas is with the water you get to use X amount of gallons( or whatever unit they use ) before they start charging you more than the $30 and I said with the gas you get charged immediately.
So if Comcast did ever go to a pay per bit usage there still would some sort of base charge. Also the per bit charges would probably be higher on those that used less. But I doubt it happens because people like certainty in the bills. right now you know you internet bills will be X amount. You can plan for that. Not one month it this amount because you used 27 GB and next month it's that amount because you used 35 GB.
I totally agree. see below
Skippy is the one with limited reasoning skills or perhaps it's greedy self interest AGAIN.
reply to BF69
My local water utility has an even worse policy. There is a minimum monthly fee assessed against the property even if the water service has been turned off. It is simply a hidden property tax.