Internet users may not have ‘unlimited accesss’. ISP’s to start charging for bandwidth.

Remember the frantic, forwarded emails about the government charging a tax on email? People were very upset until most learned that it was an Urban Legend…
People may start paying by the ‘byte’ if ISP’s have anything to do with it. …And unfortunately this is no Urban Legend.
clipped from www.nytimes.com

Charging by the Byte to Curb Internet Traffic
Some people use the Internet simply to check e-mail and look up phone numbers. Others are online all day, downloading big video and music files.
For years, both kinds of Web surfers have paid the same price for access. But now three of the country’s largest Internet service providers are threatening to clamp down on their most active subscribers by placing monthly limits on their online activity
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