Brace yourself. Metered broadband is the future.
That's the rub. I don't think it will benefit the smaller users in any way whatsoever. It will be about how to squeeze more revenue per user out of customers. As the industry matures, they will be looking for more sources of revenues. It's not like the cost of broadband goes up...it actually goes down. They are going to need to find new sources of revenues to satisfy Wall Street and investors.
Call me a cynic, but I can't imagine the mobile carriers (or cable company, or telephone company, or Sirius/XM...take your pick) coming along with an idea that even remotely benefits the end user.
I think we are stuck in a terminal spiral of ever increasing prices and declining service.