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> So the carriers owe the content providers $M's/month ???

In the exact same fashion as cable providers owe studios.

> Obviously you haven't head of P2P, or people hosting family oriented
> content. Not all traffic is download.

Look again at the formula. If (Download - Upload) < 0, then your bill equals 0.
Traffic uploaders (aka content providers) are good for the network because:
Assumption 1. People access the Internet to download content
(and such downloaders are supposed to pay for satisfying that need). 

> That billing model is not ready for use, and security or lack thereof has
> nothing to do with it.

If security has nothing to do with the Internet then why does the community spends
so much time and effort on it?

Peter

--- Tony Hain <alh-ietf at tndh.net> wrote:

> Peter Sherbin wrote:
> > The Internet billing model is simple:
> > 
> > (Download - Upload) * $/bit = Billed Amount
> 
> So the carriers owe the content providers $M's/month ???
> 
> > 
> > It is based on two assumptions:
> > 1. People access the Internet to download content
> > 2. Paying party controls their download activity
> 
> Obviously you haven't head of P2P, or people hosting family oriented
> content. Not all traffic is download.
> 
> > 
> > If security becomes a prohibitive concern for the above then the product
> > is just not
> > ready for use.
> 
> That billing model is not ready for use, and security or lack thereof has
> nothing to do with it.
> 
> Tony
> 
> 
> 


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