November 3, 2008
What happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas ...? Is that the same for Reno?
g in the footsteps of Time Warner Cable
, Frontier Communications
and several UK Internet service providers, AT&T has unveiled a tiered broadband service
According to a Friday filing with the Federal Communication Commission
, AT&T executives met with the legal adviser to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin
to discuss "usage-based pricing" as a form of network management.
AT&T has hinted that this was coming for the last few months. From the filing:
In particular, AT&T plans to initiate a broadband Internet access usage trial in Reno, Nev., beginning in November. Consistent with AT&T's belief that consumers should have clear information about the capabilities of their broadband Internet access services and any meaningful limitations on those service, AT&T will be providing written notice to customers involved in the trial explaining that their broadband service will be subject to a certain monthly usage tier for the total amount of data they may send and receive, as well as a per gigabyte charge in the event they exceed the usage tier
I thought the Internet was meant to be free ...?
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