Forum Post: Are internet companies going to start charging you for bandwidth like phone co. charge for long distance?
Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 4, 2011, 7:28 p.m. EST by foghorn
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Forget about privacy they can see everything you do online. They will charge you for everything like downloading a video etc.
There is a company out there that is getting a lot of attention from investors. This company has come up with a way to charge us for bandwidth like a phone company charges for long distance. That means if you download a video like youtube you will be charged depending on the bandwidth you use. You know how these things work. They will be able to monitor everything you do online. They can also force you to not use your internet service unless you really have to. Its like a long distance call. You are not going to keep calling long distance if you have to pay for every call. That will kill the internet. Another thing is that the greedy will most likely get the best deals. They will get unlimited bandwidth at a lower price. The rest of us will be clobbered by bandwidth charges.
IMO These greedy bastards see the internet as a threat to their establishment.