what if you had to pay for internet?

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  1. migles
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    can you imagine a world where you had to pay to use the internet?
    i am not talking about the isp\phone data plans you pay to connect to the internet
    i am talking a world where every website had their payment wall before you access the information\services they provide

    imagine, writing gbatemp.net on your browser and to create an account you had to make a payment
    or every google search you had to pay 1 dollar
    you could read and save a wikipedia page for 2 dollars, for contribute you had to monthly pay..
    and so on...
     
  2. FAST6191

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    Such a thing was proposed for email at one point as a means to cut down on spam.

    Anyway the paid internet would have to be amazing, otherwise the free version would just be invented again.
     
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  3. naddel81

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    I pay 20 bucks a month for my 100mbit/s with crappy 6mbit/s upload, so I guess I am already paying for internet.
     
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    If everyone keeps blocking ads, I can see this coming very soon.
    Youtube Red is only the beginning. It's all an big conspiracy.
     
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  5. Touko White

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    What's that in actual MB/ps, not Mbit/ps?
    I only have a poxy 4MB/ps download

    youtube red = redtube?
     
  6. naddel81

    naddel81 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    8 Bit= 1 Byte!

    100 MBit/s equals 12,5 MByte/s.
     
  7. Touko White

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    I hate my awful Internet to everyone else.
    Don't go to Britain if you want hyper fast Internet, people.
     
  8. BurningDesire

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    I thought you were saying if we had to actually pay for Internet and was about to make a autism meme
     
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