The Power of Pay-per-Forward: Leaving Flat Fee Internet Service Plans Behind
At the Pacific NW Rural Broadband Alliance we are building broadband networks that function very differently than traditional ISP’s on a number of different levels. While we could talk about all the revolutionary technical components that go into these networks, and how the Althea technology platform allows us to build these networks quickly, efficiently, and reach areas that most ISP’s cant. But as the customer there’s one thing that people really care about: how much does your service cost?
Althea uses a unique billing model dubbed “pay-per-forward” (the technical deep-dive of this model can be read here). But what does “pay-per-forward” really mean? In the simplest of terms it simply means “pay for what you use, not for what you don’t.”