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Today we are rolling out upgrade plans for Skynet that allow users to get access to faster speeds and greater amounts of stored data. In addition, users will have access to a dashboard that tracks all of the files that they are actively pinning, as well as their Skynet usage history.
A huge part of our vision for Skynet is that the entire platform will always be available to everyone. Free users will always have the same level of access to Skynet as paid users, with the key distinction being that access may be at lower speeds. We see access to the Internet and ownership over one’s data as a fundamental human right, and we wish to bring that to all of humanity, irrespective of a person’s ability to pay.
Users that sign up for a free account today will be able to enjoy improved speeds on Skynet until they reach 100 GB total of data stored on the platform. And for power users, we offer three paid tiers:
- A $5/mo tier that gives users improved speeds up to 1 TB of data stored
- A $20/mo tier that gives users accelerated speeds up to 4 TB of data stored
- An $80/mo tier that gives users extreme speeds up to 20 TB of data stored
Once a user has reached their data limit, uploads are not halted but rather speeds are reduced to a lower tier. We also reserve the right to remove data if a user’s total amount of storage substantially exceeds their current tier.
Coming Soon: Content Monetization
The biggest difference between free tiers and paid tiers will manifest with the introduction of content monetization. Content monetization allows creators of content such as blog posts to attach a price tag to their work. This price will be paid by the ...
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