My humble thought - billing

Pick a product that is available in the market to measure TRUE line speed and require providers to bill at those speeds. (Hughes used to have a product that would tell you the connect speed at xxxx time. Both the provider and customer has access to that data base).


ex: (whatever dollar number is determined by some committee)


786 kbps = $20 per month


2,100 kbps = $ 50 per month


Whatever sliding scale. This would give providers incentive to provide true HIGH SPEED access. As I think about it, it relates to how much time / effort / cost a provider has to commit to provide service. CABLE more overhead, more speed, higher cost. Dial-up, less speed, less cost.



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Idea No. 182