According to ArsTechnica, Verizon seems more than disgruntled due to heavy EV-Do users. It seems that the convenience of broadband-like wireless connections through cellular towers is supposed to be used for light browsing or checking email:
BroadbandAccess’ increased usage is starting to raise warning flags for Verizon Wireless, which is threatening to implement a tiered pricing structure to punish the service’s heaviest users of bandwidth. Verizon would prefer its customers limit their BroadbandAccess usage to checking e-mail and non-bandwidth-intensive web browsing.
So all the advertising touting EV-Do usage is coming back to bite Verizon in the ass. What did they expect? EV-Do was born to surpass the snail like speeds of traditional wireless dial-up service. You offer customers DSL internet speeds through their mobile handsets, what else are customers to do?
Stories like this get me a little uneasy. Will the future hold nothing but tiered / metered services?