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Old 06-17-2008, 12:41 AM   #1
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LXer: Charging by the byte to curb Internet traffic


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Some people use the Internet simply to check e-mail and look up phone numbers. Others are online all day, downloading big video and music files. For years, both kinds of Web surfers have paid the same price for access. But now three of the country’s largest Internet service providers are threatening to clamp down on their most active subscribers by placing monthly limits on their online activity.
[Not directly related to open source, but the whole idea of metered broadband would/will have a dramatic effect on everything we do — steve]

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