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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