If AT&T Puts A Meter On Your Broadband, But That Meter Is Grossly Inaccurate, Is That Meter Really There?
from the questions-to-ponder dept
With AT&T introducing its new metered broadband plans, one of the key parts of the plan was an actual digital meter to tell you how much of your quote you used up. While we can argue about whether or not this acts as a massive disincentive for use, one thing that I don’t think can be debated is that if AT&T is going to offer such a meter, it really ought to work.
Tragically, it doesn’t.
Instead, early reports suggest that the meter is often wrong — sometimes by tremendous amounts. Now, if AT&T is relying on the same metering technology to make its determination for whether or not people go too far, it seems likely that a lawsuit will be the eventual end result. How can a company like AT&T move to metered broadband with meters that just don’t work?