Re: [WISPA] Service Offerings, By Speed or All You Can Eat? Was: Advanced Bandwidth Management

2007-01-25 Thread John J. Thomas
But, the model will work if you bill by the bytes If Joe is paying $40 per month for 6 Gig and gets throttled at 6 Gig, then he has a disincentive for keeping going. If he is paying $40 for unlimited access, he has no reason to slow down. Charter cable is doing 10 meg down/1 meg up in

Re: [WISPA] Service Offerings, By Speed or All You Can Eat? Was: Advanced Bandwidth Management

2007-01-25 Thread KyWiFi LLC
Here are the plans I am working to make available in 2007 for our own subscribers: 5 Mbps / 1 Mbps for $59.99 10 Mbps / 2 Mbps for $69.99 15 Mbps / 3 Mbps for $79.99 20 Mbps / 4 Mbps for $89.99 Just because you give someone faster speeds, don't assume they will consume more bandwidth. Our subs

Re: [WISPA] Service Offerings, By Speed or All You Can Eat? Was: Advanced Bandwidth Management

2007-01-25 Thread Travis Johnson
Hi, I've said this many times before (starting 5+ years ago when Cable first came to my area)... if you are going to try and compete on price alone, you are going to be out of business soon. The CableCo and Telco's are loosing money on internet services right now, but they don't care. They

Re: [WISPA] Service Offerings, By Speed or All You Can Eat? Was: Advanced Bandwidth Management

2007-01-25 Thread RickG
At one time I sold by the byte but only to the high bandwidth users that I would carry otherwise. I've said since 1999 that one day bandwidth will be by the byte. I think this could be the case if once carriers bandwidth was better than anothers. Then someone would pay for it. -RickG On 1/25/07,

Re: [WISPA] Service Offerings, By Speed or All You Can Eat? Was: Advanced Bandwidth Management

2007-01-25 Thread Tom DeReggi
Charter cable is doing 10 meg down/1 meg up in some markets for like $99 per month, how can you compete with that? Don't sell bandwidth! I tell all my customers, bandwidth is cheap, and thats just a small percentage of the costs in a Broadband bundle. What I'm really selling them is a

RE: [WISPA] Service Offerings, By Speed or All You Can Eat? Was: Advanced Bandwidth Management

2007-01-25 Thread Jeff Broadwick
Well stated Tom. I can't tell you how many ISP sites I've been to that don't have phone numbers, or bury them so that they are hard to find. Comcast is the worst with this. Answering the phone is the next issue of course... :-) -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL

Re: [WISPA] Service Offerings, By Speed or All You Can Eat? Was: Advanced Bandwidth Management

2007-01-25 Thread Travis Johnson
Which is a whole other issue... we still answer EVERY phone call with a live person... always. No auto attendant. We also don't allow our customers to hold for tech support. They are placed in a call back system and we return the call with a live tech ready to help. You would be surprised how

[WISPA] Service Offerings, By Speed or All You Can Eat? Was: Advanced Bandwidth Management

2007-01-24 Thread RickG
Sorry guys for hijacking the thread but this hit a chord... I've sold bandwidth in all sorts of ways but the most prevalent is by speed which is the way am currently doing it. My question is this: What if you played the cable game and just sell all you can eat? Would that not free up your

RE: [WISPA] Service Offerings, By Speed or All You Can Eat? Was: Advanced Bandwidth Management

2007-01-24 Thread Brad Belton
Holy cow! Stepped away from the 'puter for a bit and see that everyone's beating up on poor 'ol Matt for making a perfectly correct statement! No surprise as to some of the people commenting here that largely promote best effort gear, but others that have commented should know better. Rick,

Re: [WISPA] Service Offerings, By Speed or All You Can Eat? Was: Advanced Bandwidth Management

2007-01-24 Thread Travis Johnson
No... I don't think that model works... because Joe Surfer sees how fast this last movie downloaded and decides to grab 3 more while he's at it... The model of the customer will use what they are going to use and then get off is not true... imagine if Joe Surfer figures out he can download the

Re: [WISPA] Service Offerings, By Speed or All You Can Eat? Was: Advanced Bandwidth Management

2007-01-24 Thread RickG
Ya, thats my gut feeling and why I havent done it. Thanks! On 1/24/07, Travis Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: No... I don't think that model works... because Joe Surfer sees how fast this last movie downloaded and decides to grab 3 more while he's at it... The model of the customer will use

Re: [WISPA] Service Offerings, By Speed or All You Can Eat? Was: Advanced Bandwidth Management

2007-01-24 Thread John Scrivner
I have a funny story to share which is along these lines. My son is in college now at U of I in a fraternity. (President of his Frat I might add!) When he was in high school he would use our wireless connection at home to download using Bit Torrent and other P2P packages. At that time we had