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    Time Warner is testing metered broadband access in Beaumont, TX. Plans start at $30 with a five-gigabyte cap. A $1 charge applies to each additional gigabyte. Critics say metered Internet access will drive customers away.Last updated June 2, 2008 2:37 p.m. PT

    NEW YORK -- You're used to paying extra if you use up your cell phone minutes, but will you be willing to pay extra if your home computer goes over its Internet allowance?

    Time Warner Cable Inc. customers - and, later, others - may have to, if the company's test of metered Internet access is successful.

    On Thursday, new Time Warner Cable Internet subscribers in Beaumont, Texas, will have monthly allowances for the amount of data they upload and download. Those who go over will be charged $1 per gigabyte, a Time Warner Cable executive told the Associated Press.

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    Default Re: Time Warner is testing metered broadband access Cap.

    Mmmmm... a start of something "bigger" for the paying
    consumer... You gotta love it..
    On
    another note on the thread below...
    My MP3 was good... the Dvix converter/player was it...
    HAGD...
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    Default Re: Time Warner is testing metered broadband access Cap.

    $1 per Gb is not bad - we pay a lot more per Gb excess in Australia.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><HR>Jeruselem wrote:
    $1 per Gb is not bad - we pay a lot more per Gb excess in Australia.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>That may be fine in Australia,, but everything is Bigger in TEXAS.. We are used to getting 10 GB to 20 GB of Internet Broadband Access for each $1.00 Don't Mess with our Internet Broadband Access Pardner..!
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    The biggest ISP (Telstra BigPond) charge $AUS 0.15/MB excess on their plans - hence 0.15 x 1000 = $AUS 150 for 1Gb.Their best plan is for $AUS 150 ... for a measly 60Gb (no excess changes apply to this one).http://my.bigpond.com/internetplans/...rs/default.jspSo $1 per Gb ... is nothing.

    Message Edited by Jeruselem on 06-11-2008 05:09 PM

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    <blockquote><hr>GeorgeV wrote:

    That may be fine in Australia,, but everything is Bigger in TEXAS..

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    Sorry to disappoint you GeorgeV but WE have the biggest grasshoppers by more then 3 orders of magnitude (that's over 1000x)!


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