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

  • From: Jonathan M. Slivko
  • Date: Fri May 14 19:42:25 2004

We do too - it's just a composite of the 5 minute interval samples taken at the switch/router.
-- Jonathan

George wrote:

We do this..
we charge,,,,,,,, in 1 month intervals :)

Jonathan M. Slivko 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.

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

Jonathan M. Slivko
Network Operations Center
Invisible Hand Networks, Inc.
1-812-355-5908 (Intl)

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