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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Internet users may hit usage caps

Several Internet service providers are moving to curb the growth of traffic on their networks, or at least make the subscribers who download the most pay more.

Cable companies have been at the forefront of imposing and talking about usage caps, because their lines are shared between households. In a sense, caps on Internet use are no stranger than the limited number of minutes a cell phone subscriber gets each month. Internet use varies hugely from person to person, and service providers argue that the people who use it the most should pay the most. But the industry hasn't worked out where to set the limits, or how much to charge users who exceed them.

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