TimeWarner Cable is started a metering trial in Texas. (I wrote about it here) It has sparked a huge debate. Mark Cuban thinks that its great, because he needs his bandwidth and the hogs don't need P2P. (I think he wrote it to cause a commotion). Om thinks wrote: Why Tiered Broadband Is the Enemy of Innovation. In the US, we have paid the telcos about $2000 per person for broadband we do not have yet. But that doesn't mean anything to cable. (I was shocked at how many people only have one choice - cable - for broadband per comments pouring in on both blogs. And many folks think buying from a telco is a Good Thing. (Huh? Are they high?) I think that someone had to test the waters and TWC offered to, since Comcast has enough issues to deal with (DPI, bittorrent blocking, NebuAd+Congress).