Technology Policy Institute, a think-thank working closely with major US network operators (ATT, Verizon, ...), released results of their study
claiming that "broadband plans with data caps are 15 - 25 percent cheaper than unlimited plans for most consumers". Besides, they analysed costs of having contracts and dependance on duration. Within their conclusions, the authors say: "Policymakers should not immediately conclude that data caps and other pricing schemes that differ from traditional unlimited plans are necessarily bad."
I wonder what the common users think is better to have: flat rate ("all you can eat") with possible congestion and more network management needed, or "pay for what you eat" with (possibly) less congestion and thus less need for management?
What are the dominant payment models introduced by network operators in your region?
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