[INFOGRAPHIC] Will there be Metered Internet Usage in the US?

If you have an Internet connection at home, you probably don’t think twice about streaming a video, uploading photos or sending email. Most consumers assume that with their monthly paid subscription, they have unlimited bandwidth. In reality, there has always been a silent bandwidth cap, however, most don’t surpass that limit.

As technologies advance, the amount of bandwidth applications take to access is increasing. More importantly, ISPs are lowering their bandwidth cap – some to 150GB in the US and 25GB in Canada! And as connections get faster, the cost per Mbps is getting lower but is your bill actually decreasing? Take a look at some interesting facts about what’s going on with bandwidth from your household.

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Angela runs integrated marketing campaigns for Rackspace. She started at Rackspace in 2003 and has done everything from Linux support, account management, sales, product marketing and now lives in marketing. She left Rackspace in 2005 to work for PEER 1 Hosting but returned in 2009 because she was interested in the cloud computing movement (and has always been a Racker at heart). Angela is a strong believer in the power of storytelling.
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