renamed: Usage based billing

Geoff Huston writes:

bandwidth are metered. Its just a big meter bucket. a 64K access pipe
can deliver some 21G per month. So charging a flat rate for a 64K
access is equivalent to charging for a 21G volume of traffic (or part

Not quite. 21 Gigs delivered in less than an hour over a DS3 link
costs much more than delivering it over a month on a 64K link.
ClockRate/Usage based tiered pricing accomodates volume, sustained use
and burst requirements more readily than a pure volume based model.

So another spin on this is that the issue may not be one of metered or
unmetered, but simply a discussion on the size of the metered unit.

Or its definition ..



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