Verizon CTO advocates for metered broadband pricing
September 29, 2009
The notion of metered billing gained a major supporter Tuesday when Verizon Communications' CTO Dick Lynch told press and attendees at at fiber-to-the-home industry conference in Houston that broadband service providers "cannot continue to grow the Internet without passing the cost on to someone." — And yet, they already are. Do customers not already pay for the infrastructure? And if charging by the bit, can users expect higher-quality bits? Can one get a refund on latent bits?