Why Verizon killed its unlimited plans

Verizon stops offering unlimited plans on Thursday for new customers, and much like when AT&T halted its unlimited plans last June, the world will not end. However, it will get more confusing for both consumers and developers. What else could Verizon have done?

Mobile data: We’re using more but it costs less

Smartphone users are consuming 89 percent more data than they did last year, but the cost per megabyte has dropped to 8 cents. But these stats miss the subtle economics of running a network, and aren’t caught up with pricing changes hitting the mobile ecosystem.

Mobile Operators Want Netflix to Pay for Their Networks

Mobile operators are looking for dollars from the content producers. This time, it appears they want over-the-top providers to help fund the cost of building out their networks. But are Wi-Fi offload, congestion pricing and high-margin, machine-to-machine services enough to maintain healthy margins?

It’s Captastic! Cable One Embraces Congestion Pricing

[qi:004] Cable One, a cable provider serving 720,000 customers in 19 states, has apparently brought congestion pricing for broadband access to the U.S., according to a post over at DSLReports. Such pricing plans limit speeds at certain times based on the assumption that the network will have more traffic during specific hours of the day. It’s similar to the traffic management plans in various cities that require commuters to pay more to enter a locale during certain times. Read More about It’s Captastic! Cable One Embraces Congestion Pricing