I don't know why I'm replying to what is probably a troll post, but....
Lets say the standard service is up to 24mb for £24. You decide you want to live in the countryside and be surrounded by sheep, only get 2mb, pay £2.
My great grandma lives in town, coincidentally right next to the exchange. She only uses email, but gets 24mb so has to pay £24, even though 2mb would be plenty for her.
How is that fair? You could be a heavy downloader keeping that 2mb maxxed the whole month.
Further, most of the ISPs costs are fixed per subscriber. The cost of billing, the cost of invoicing, the cost of support, a port on the DSLAM, SMPF rental from BT, the cost of the free router they give you, etc. How fast you get, makes no difference to their costs.
How much you use is the one variable cost, and someone having 4x the speed does not use 4x as much.
In your world, ISPs would just refuse to service the people who could only get slow speeds, as they would lose money on them.
Edited by nemeth782 (Sat 16-Mar-13 10:24:12)