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Well if AT&T caps data usage then I will most definitely be switching ISPs. Ive used att for almost 5 years and just recently have started to become disappointed with their service. I pay for 3 mb down/1 mb up, and Id be lucky to see one tenth of that. I know it says up to, but damn its never even gotten to 1mb/s. Even in the middle of the night. Im thinkin I need to switch to an ISP that doesnt impose false caps, not to mention usage caps.
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I get 30mbs d/l with Comcast...
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Is this true for uverse too? cause we just got 12/2 at my dads but it seems like a good line
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AT&who? I didn't know they were still around.
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I noticed today on a commercial for AT&T internet that they charge $10 per gig once you go over your cap. It's in the fine print at the bottom of the screen That's the real motivation here. If you go 3 gigs over your cap you have essentially doubled the price of your internet for the month.

I have a local ISP and they have a very logical and fair capping system. $2 per gig over the limit. If you go about 5 gigs over and reach a penalty price of $10 for the month they just bump you up to the unlimited data plan at $10 more a month for that month.
    
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Originally Posted by Epitope View Post
I noticed today on a commercial for AT&T internet that they charge $10 per gig once you go over your cap. It's in the fine print at the bottom of the screen That's the real motivation here. If you go 3 gigs over your cap you have essentially doubled the price of your internet for the month.

I have a local ISP and they have a very logical and fair capping system. $2 per gig over the limit. If you go about 5 gigs over and reach a penalty price of $10 for the month they just bump you up to the unlimited data plan at $10 more a month for that month.
See, I don't think I would have an issue with your local ISP, while capping does suck, I think that is the best method really.
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post #128 of 216
I just got a letter from AT&T "regarding my FCC complaint." Just some more PR BS. I'll scan it later and post it.
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This is crazy!
I wrote to my local congresswoman like 5 weeks ago. I just got A response today.

This is the E-mail I got today. I recommend that anyone that believes Capping bandwidth is a step backwards, Please do contact your local congressman.
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SUSAN A. DAVIS

53rd DISTRICT, CALIFORNIA

WASHINGTON OFFICE:

1526 LONGWORTH HOB
WASHINGTON, DC 20515
(202) 225-2010

SAN DIEGO OFFICE:

2700 ADAMS AVENUE, SUITE 102
SAN DIEGO, CA 92116
(619) 280-5353


Mr. XXXXXXXX
5548 XXXXX XXX
San Diego, CA 9XXXX

Dear Mr. XXXXXX,

Thank you for taking the time to write to me to express your concerns about broadband usage caps as proposed by AT&T. I appreciate hearing from you on this issue and welcome the opportunity to respond.

As someone who relies on the Internet to stay connected and gather information, I share the sentiments expressed in your letter. It has become clear that the Internet is no longer a luxury, but rather a necessary tool that Americans need to get ahead in this economy. I share your concerns that introducing caps on the amount of data one can use would stifle innovation and could lead to a decrease in internet usage. As you mention in your letter, there are many data-intensive internet services out there that depend on unlimited data usage for their survival.

Because of its powerful role in today's technologically driven society, I am committed to expanding broadband services. Addressing this issue is a no-brainer: increasing broadband access creates jobs to stimulate our economy and keeps America one step ahead of its competitors by encouraging innovation. I have concerns about charging people for the amount of data they use over the internet.

As you may know, the House Judiciary Committee held hearings on this issue last month. Although I do not serve on this committee, I look forward to further debate on this issue should the legislation regarding this issue be introduced in the 112th Congress. I will be sure to keep your opposition to limiting broadband use in mind should it come to the House floor for a vote.

Once again, thank you for contacting me. As your representative, I both need and value your perspective. Please sign up for my E-Newsletter at my website, www.house.gov/susandavis, if you would like to receive monthly updates about what is happening in Congress.

With warm regards,

SUSAN A. DAVIS
Member of Congress
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post #130 of 216
Quote:
Originally Posted by cayennemist View Post
I recommend that anyone that believes Capping bandwidth is a step backwards, Please do contact your local congressman.
Done that. Welcome to the world of no responses. So far for me, at least.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Epitope View Post
I noticed today on a commercial for AT&T internet that they charge $10 per gig once you go over your cap.
Uhm. No. You're scaremongering. AT&T gives two overusage warnings (no fees), then they start charging $10 for every 50Gb over.
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