AT&T and Verizon Internet Services have reworked their broadband packages and will no longer be offering Flickr pro to subscribers after January 31, 2009.
Ohhh!!! They reworked their broadband package- that certainly describes it to my satisfaction. If they hadn't reworked it, and say... left it well enough alone- it would still be free. If they hadn't bought it up and absorbed it into their conglomerate financial monstrosity, it would still be free. If they hadn't seen an easy way to make a shitload of money on one of the last free things in life- it would still be free!