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links for 2009-10-30

  • Good takedown of a FT op-ed advocating metering of broadband service, in particular that tiered service with increasing-block prices (i.e. zero usage price up to some cap, positive price likely way above cost above) isn't the same as metering. I'm neutral on the value of metering, in part because the flat-rated status quo means that next to nobody has the faintest idea what their usage is, and Web services have responded to the price incentives by not obviously economizing on data transmission. The low-information starting point has a good prospect of leading to unwarranted (if perhaps temporary) windfalls for ISPs.

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