NY Times: tiered mobile broadband pricing on the way..

A New York Times article ‘Getting What You Pay for on the Mobile Internet‘ today suggests that the days of ‘one size fits all’ mobile broadband rates will soon be over. As companies introduce Long Term Evolution (L.T.E.) their costs will rise rapidly, and the only answer will be to raise prices – at least for heavy users.

The last word goes to bandwidth management software purveyor Pat McCarthy who says, in an echo of Whitacre’s famous comments, “The problem with mobile broadband so far has been most of the revenue it has generated has gone to over-the-top Internet content services, not to the operators, that’s what they are trying to change.”