Service Schedules in a Residential Portal

A residential portal can allow users to subscribe to a service at scheduled times. For example, if a subscriber regularly views video every morning, the subscriber can set up a schedule to turn on a video-on-demand gold service (that is available from the service provider) every weekday morning at 9 a.m., and turn it off on the same day at 10:30 a.m. This way the subscriber has access to additional bandwidth only for the interval needed and pays for this service accordingly.