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Time Warner's Internet Tiered Billing Bites Dust

What's the best way to make sure those who use the most bandwidth get charged the most money? How about a tiered, "consumption-based" billing system? That was Time Warner's plan for its services -- that is, until huge protests at the national level ... down forced them to scrap the idea. Rising Network Costs Rising network costs are becoming a problem for providers like Time Warner, who struggle with the increasing popularity of downloadable songs, TV shows, and movies -- along with a deepening economic depression. As Torrents and peer-to-peer (p2p) protocols continue to climb in popularity, the ... (view more)

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