Read this article http://gigaom.com/2009/04/09/time-warner-offers-more-pricing-options-to-sweeten-its-tiers/
Thought my comments warranted posting here.
This all sounds fine and reasonable.
As soon as cable companies offer to give up their exclusive cable franchise rights then they can implement 'metered broadband'.
Until then..... the cable companies, their paid lobbiest shrills, and anyone trying to throw FUD into the mix can go back to their desks in hell and work out a new business model.
Cable companies have gotten fat and lazy on these exclusives.
If they want to throw competition into the mix...then they are welcome to. Until then - hands off.
(doesn't look so attractive now does it Time Warner)