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[ NNSquad ] Re: Imagine an ISP minus the "bandwidth hog" rhetoric
Imagine Free Press not being so hypocritical on usage caps.
The term “bandwidth hog” is a relative term referring to the top 1 to 5 percentile. A bandwidth hog is someone who takes 10, 100, or 1000 times as much network capacity as the average user of his/her time. So while tomorrow’s average Internet users might look like today’s bandwidth hog in absolute terms, they’re really not bandwidth hogs.
"bandwidth hogs" are tomorrow's average Internet users. One
ISP actually encourages -- not punishes -- user innovation:
Quote: “The natural model when you have a simple duopoly capturing the majority of the market is segmentation: maximize ARPU [average revenue per user] by artificially limiting service in order to drive additional monthly spending.”