The metered Internet: All wet?

Schley, Stewart
March 2010
CED;Mar2010, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p12
Trade Publication
The article offers the author's discussion on the climate-proof metering box which was devised by superintendent Edwin Ford of Indiana water department to measure water consumption. He states that the history of water consumption-based billing and electricity seemingly provide an apt precedent on debates over broadband Internet service. He regards Internet as invisible bitstreams flowing over pre-existing networks that are easily replenished and readily available.


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