"contribute fairly to network costs"
I still don't understand that argument.
To connect to the Internet, I pay my provider a monthly due. That is supposed to cover my bandwidth usage.
El Reg has a connection, and it pays its provider as well (probably more than I do). That covers its bandwidth usage.
Where is the unfair part of all of this ?
If it's because there's a carrier between me and El Reg, well it's up to my provider and El Reg's provider to manage the situation. El Reg is not supposed to pay every provider along the way.
This is nonsense.