Ivor O’Connor

November 10, 2008

Your Future Broadband Will Cost More, for Less

Filed under: Uncategorized — ioconnor @ 7:43 pm

AT&T this week said it would join other broadband providers in trialing tiered broadband services. The trial packages range from the ability to download between 20 and 150 Gigabytes of information and are supposedly an effort to help AT&T manage the growth of traffic on its network. But the move is more likely an attempt to capture some of the value of the content moving through its pipes without getting in trouble with regulators.

This is worrisome. Maybe I will find the time to log how much data I’m actually using so I don’t get any unexpected surprises…

This so much reminds me of ENRON with their rolling blackouts. They have got a monopoly and they’ll play it for all it’s worth.

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