Originally Posted by Fat cantab
Punitive charges, like the $2.50 per GB you quote for usage beyond 300 GB, are another matter. It does sometimes seem that ISPs see high data usage as something to be punished or banned. Electric companies don't increase the price by ten times if you use more than a certain number of units in a month, or throttle your power to only a few kilowatts.
Exactly. That sort of charging people is ridiculous. In fact, there is nothing I can think of that gets a much
higher ratio of cost to reward as the reward gets higher, besides, of course, bullshit methods of charging like this (when ISPs don't have to work 10 times harder to give customers internet past 300GB).