Time Warner Cable is continuing to take the lead on establishing metered billing and tiered pricing for Internet service. The cable TV company was among the first to test the concept in a long trial that took place in Beaumont, Tex., and it now plans to introduce the offering commercially in several markets in the coming weeks.
A BusinessWeek report says TWC will offer four bandwidth tiers ranging from 5 GB to 40GB for $29.95 to $54.90 per month. Will there be a consumer outcry about the strategy, as many have expected, or will it quickly become a model for every other broadband Internet service provider in the U.S? Or both?
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TWC started testing metered usage in Texas last year
AT&T also has been testing metered billing in Texas