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[ NNSquad ] Re: User sues AT&T after $5000+ bill for exceeding 5 GB bandwidth cap

At 04:50 PM 3/3/2009, Sean Bradly wrote:
However, this is what not what AT&T elects to charge you for 15GB/month: ($60+$5000(10GB overage))*12(months)*2(years).  That's $121,440 folks. That's 2800% markup. Thats a 30 year mortgage.

That's a bargain. It's a fraction of the cost of the spectrum needed to deliver that much bandwidth. Remember, companies like AT&T bid up to $3 million on tiny 5 MHz slivers of spectrum, which one user could consume completely by downloading data 24x7.

--Brett Glass