Why do I have to pay to access datasets on IEEE DataPort?

Although there is no charge to upload standard datasets, analyses, scripts, and related documentation to IEEE DataPort, IEEE will eventually need to assess reasonable fees to cover costs associated with the system.  We are however currently in the experimental phase and there is no cost to upload a standard dataset, Open Access dataset or to become a subscriber (coupon codes are available on request by emailing dataport@ieee.org).   Eventually we expect there will be four products including an institutional subscription, an individual subscription, an IEEE Society subscription, and an Open Access offering.