Time Warner Tries Internet Tiered Pricing

Time Warner has announced that it will conduct a trial run of tiered pricing for high-speed internet later this year.

The company, the second-largest cable provider in the United States, will start a trial in Beaumont, Texas, in which it will sell new Internet customers tiered levels of service based on how much data they download per month, rather than the usual fixed-price packages with unlimited downloads.Company spokesman Alex Dudley said the trial was aimed at improving the network performance by making it more costly for heavy users of large downloads. Dudley said that a small group of super-heavy users of downloads, around 5 percent of the customer base, can account for up to 50 percent of network capacity.

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~ by Gabriel Malor on January 17, 2008.

 
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