It introduces economics into the process. Why would anyone think they should get to use as much as they want of a service if it impacts their neighbors service? Up until now that has not beent he case, but with file sizes some bandwidth hogs are going to far. If you want to watch tv on your HSI connection and your in my node why should you pay the same as me? Especially if my connection slow to a crawl. The the service is metered everyone will pay attention to what they download and make and economic choice. All of your other utilites are metered why not internet? Great idea, it is about time.
The Albany division monitered the useage of bandwidth and found that 2% of the RR customers used 50% of the bandwidth. The other 98% of customers shared the other 50%. The time has come for charging bandwidth use. I know it won't effect me on how I surf the internet.
That is because they are monopolies. You sound like you might need to brush up on Econ 101. TV, HSI and Phone services have two and sometimes 4 alternatives in most markets. But you got to pay for it. Bring on the metering. it is time the pipe hog buck up for slowing my service during peak usage times.