Cost of bandwidth: 50 cents a gig

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Cost of bandwidth: 50 cents a gig

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Bandwidth is amazingly – even freakishly – cheap these days. I saw this quote the other day:

Today’s average residential broadband user consumes about 2 gigbytes of data per month, Kafka estimated, which costs the service provider about $1. As downloading feature films becomes more popular, they might consume an average of 9 gigabytes per month, costing carriers $4.50.

I remember getting quoted $5.00 for each GB of data beyond 100 on servers I was negotioting for. Can we be far from “too cheap to meter” status?


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