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Re: Pay-As-You-Use High-Speed Internet?

  • From: Daniel Senie
  • Date: Sat May 15 00:21:42 2004

At 06:04 PM 5/14/2004, Jonathan M. Slivko wrote:

Well - you could, to save costs, put a T3 (or multiple T3's) into a specific area that you want to serve and then distribute it from there via Ethernet. This is what we're currently doing with a residential/commercial building.
Ah, so you're only talking about inner city applications. Given I live in an area of single family homes, in a town whose primary industry is agriculture (apple orchards). When I think about serving residential users, I've got a very different set of circumstances in mind.

The colo model doesn't work outside urban areas.

-- Jonathan

Daniel Senie wrote:

At 05:22 PM 5/14/2004, you wrote:

Hello Fellow NANOG'ers,

I was just thinking about this - tell me if it sounds reasonable? The company that I work for developed a piece of technology which, through rate-limit statements, allow customers to buy/sell bandwidth "on demand". Now, I was thinking: "Why can't we take this technology that we've tested successfully in a colo environment and adapt it a little bit for personal/buisness-class ISP's to allow them to bill for the bandwidth that a customer uses, and only that with the exception of a base monthly fee (to cover the DSL/T1 loop, e-mail services, support, etc.) of a few dollars.
The access line (T-1, etc.) loop charge is substantially larger than the bandwidth charge. Get the phone companies to price the lines better, and it might make sense.

Personally, I would like to see a senario where everyone just pays for what they use - it would be a much better system for allowing people who don't neccessarily need to get on the Internet at high-speed, get on high-speed which will not only increase revenue for the ISP's, but also for the customer who can now use DSL/T1 access in a much more effective way.

Questions? Comments? Suggestions?

-- Jonathan

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Jonathan M. Slivko
Network Operations Center
Invisible Hand Networks, Inc.
help@invisiblehand.net
1-866-MERKATO (USA)
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Jonathan M. Slivko
Network Operations Center
Invisible Hand Networks, Inc.
help@invisiblehand.net
1-866-MERKATO (USA)
1-812-355-5908 (Intl)
<http://www.invisiblehand.net>