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Exec: Say Goodbye To All-Access Broadband

  • GigaOm, Wednesday, September 30, 2009 2:53 PM
In the not-too-distant future, consumers can kiss their all-you-can-eat Internet service goodbye, says Verizon Chief Technology Officer Dick Lynch. Rather, he says wired broadband will likely be sold in packages based on the amount of data a person wants to consume -- much like wireless broadband is sold today.

In comments made to press at the 2009 Fiber to the Home Conference Expo in Houston, Lynch said he wasn't announcing a shift in pricing for Verizon, but that: "We're going to have to consider pricing structures that allow us to sell packages of bytes, and at the end of the day the concept of a flat-rate infinitely expandable service is unachievable."

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