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AT&T Set to Trial Usage-based Internet Pricing This Fall
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Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 10 June 2008 12:49

AT&T says it's not an attempt to make more money
Shane McGlaun (Blog) - June 9, 2008 5:17

As online movie rentals and video streaming services are starting to boom in popularity, one aspect of these services that many users don’t think of is the bandwidth needed by the ISP providing the internet connectivity.



John Donovan, AT&T chief technical officer, has indicated that AT&T will begin testing usage-based internet pricing starting this fall. Donovan asserts that the tests of usage-based pricing is not an attempt to make more money, but is simply required to add more network capacity.

Donovan told Wired.com in an interview, “It's almost a taxation issue. Traffic on our backbone is growing 60 percent per year, but our revenue is not.” From that simple statement it’s hard to support Donovan’s previous claim that the testing of usage-based Internet pricing isn’t an attempt to make more money from its users.   [DailyTech...]   [Comments...]
 

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