Zeon:HamishMacEwan:Zeon: TBH I think its proven that the model doesn't work. It's not much different to the electricity market and unless you own generation capacity, you generally don't give everyone and his dog unlimited power unless they buy X% of that capacity.It's completely different to the electricity market.
For a power company, the product, power, is generated by the operator, is finite, and can be exhausted.
You consume electricity.
For an ISP, the product, content, is provided by the customer and is infinite.
You don't consume bandwidth, you occupy it.
The power for an ISP is bandwidth and it is most definitely finite.
I would have thought so too, because the wires can only carry so much data at a time. It is a bit like a highway, a highway can potentially cope with unlimited cars, but too many cars on that highway at anyone time will cause it to slow down.