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This article was published on July 1, 2011

Amazon significantly lowers prices on Web Services products

Amazon significantly lowers prices on Web Services products
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Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found g Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found gaming or consulting. Follow Joel on Twitter.

Amazon is lowering the cost of Amazon Web Services Data Transfer from July 1st, the company announced to customers via email today.

Inbound data transfer currently costs $0.10 per gigabyte, and will cost absolutely nothing after the changes kick in. For outgoing data, the tiers have been slashed considerably. They now range from $0.120 per gigabyte to $0.050 per gigabyte, with the cost decreasing over that scale as more data is transfered over the month.

Amazon says that a customer transferring 10 TB a month both in and out will save 52% with the new pricing, a fairly significant chunk of change. Amazon is affordable amongst its peers, but can still cost web companies a pretty penny. These changes are sure to make a lot of people happy.

The changes come after a controversial move to end the Amazon Associates Program in California in protest to a sales tax bill that was passed yesterday, though I wouldn’t be quick to say that this is some sort of appeasement after the company ended what is for some people a very significant income source.