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Binge On! - get your umbrellas out, stuff's hitting the fan.
- Subject: Binge On! - get your umbrellas out, stuff's hitting the fan.
- From: nanog at ics-il.net (Mike Hammett)
- Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2016 10:46:29 -0600 (CST)
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
The cost to the provider is irrelevant to the consumer. Cost to the consumer is all the consumer should be concerned with. Competition, industry and media would serve as the barometer to sensible or ridiculous pricing.
There are a myriad of ways to measure usage. I'm not sure there are any certifications for any other billing relating to the Internet, so why start now?
(My ISP doesn't charge for usage and I don't intend to until the industry makes that shift. I'm just debating this side.)
Intelligent Computing Solutions
Midwest Internet Exchange
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Webb" <rwebb at ropeguru.com>
To: "Mike Hammett" <nanog at ics-il.net>
Cc: "North American Network Operators' Group" <nanog at nanog.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2016 10:37:23 AM
Subject: Re: Binge On! - get your umbrellas out, stuff's hitting the fan.
The normal consumer has no way to correlate what the "real" cost is as the
providers keep their "costs" for bandwidth, transit, etc. proprietary
secrets and always lie to the consumer and muddy the picture of what the ISP
actually pays for regarding bits!
Additionally, until there can be proper tools that are "certified" for
measuring usage, then usage based billing will never be viable.
On Sat, 9 Jan 2016 10:11:29 -0600 (CST)
Mike Hammett <nanog at ics-il.net> wrote:
> My point on usage based billing isn't meant to stifle anything, but
>to provide equitable service to everyone at a fair price. $10/gig
>certainly isn't a fair price for almost any network. People pay
>variable rates for water, electricity, gas, food, etc., etc.
> Is it necessarily a bad thing if people stop to think about what
>their usage costs?
> Mike Hammett
> Intelligent Computing Solutions