Stop The Meter On Your Internet Use
An article about Canada. The ISP's in Canada apparently plan to charge per data use. Having worked for Verizon Wireless, even on a smartphones, data use is extremely high. I've handled calls with customers calling about ridiculous bills due to data usage, and when it comes to computer, just like smartphones, they tend to use data even if you are not "actively" browsing. All those windows services are constantly communicating with Microsoft, your anti-virus needs to communicate constantly to receive updates, not to mention whatever other services you may use (Steam!). Steam would be a killer on your bill if you were charged per data use. A single game download could easily be 4-8GB, not to mention if you play WoW and need to reinstall that from a digital download...ouch.
If Canada allows this to happen, how much longer before it spreads to the US?