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Ok, I've heard some people say 250 gb is plenty, but what about splitting that with 3 other family members, if a family totals 8 hours a netflix a day, thats damn near 8gb, x30, thats 240gb a month in JUST NETFLIX, what if I download 4 steam games, 3 dlc packs, 2 xbox games, and then watch a few youtube videos a day. It is just stupid and is a huge step backward, we should have unlimited connection between other devices, and this type of behavior should be deemed unacceptable
post #22 of 76
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Good, Netflix fights for us, maybe I will start a Netflix account. You pat my back, I'll pat yours!
That's how I feel. Once this 250gb cap is gone I'd def be watch movies and shows all the time. Along with all my downloading and such lol. They'll prolly raise prices tho if they did. Saying it costs them when ppl use so much or some mess.
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Uh, guys, ISP impose a cap, netflix loses business because people won't stream as much. They're not fighting for us, they're trying to save their own hides.

ISPs impose a cap, they lose people wanting to stream. It's a trade off. Either way, they are right.
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post #24 of 76
good.

i had to cancel my netflix sub because of the 150GB cap on AT&T
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most of australia's ISP has caps. i used to be on 150gb untill it finished soomehow. moved to 500gb. for no cost, just fought with the dame indian operator and he changed it. also if we get capped. the speed is just slowed down so much. 64/64 kpbs
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post #26 of 76
Things certain are getting interesting these days. Man.
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post #27 of 76
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oh for sure they are. isps are trying to play it off as if they're not making enough money to expand; selling it as good for the country & consumers & demonizing "the small percentage of users who use most of the bandwidth".

When in actuality their profits have been growing (per consumer) constantly. They're just deathly afraid of people getting entertainment via the internet and cancelling TV subscriptions
    
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post #28 of 76
Think I may just go grab me a Netflix subscription!
I like a person that calls it like they see it.

+1 to netflix
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oh for sure they are. isps are trying to play it off as if they're not making enough money to expand; selling it as good for the country & consumers & demonizing "the small percentage of users who use most of the bandwidth".

When in actuality their profits have been growing (per consumer) constantly. They're just deathly afraid of people getting entertainment via the internet and cancelling TV subscriptions
You know, the thing that doesn't make any sense about bandwidth caps is that if most people don't go beyond the caps in the first place, why have them at all...

It's not like the vast majority of low usage users shouldn't be able to balance out a few big ones. I considered myself a fairly heavy user until I realized I was only chewing about half my 150gb cap up. So whats the big deal here?

Only thing I've heard so far is that peculiar argument given to the government that data caps might be one way to combat piracy. But I didn't think was that was being taken seriously...or is it?
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post #30 of 76
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Uh, guys, ISP impose a cap, netflix loses business because people won't stream as much. They're not fighting for us, they're trying to save their own hides.

ISPs impose a cap, they lose people wanting to stream. It's a trade off. Either way, they are right.
Really? We had no idea.

Do you expect the general public having any damn effect on removing/revising these caps? They're all a bunch of sheep and think it means nothing. I rather have a company with deep pockets who are 70% looking out for their interests and 30% for the peoples. If ISP service was not such a necessity and the general public were more aware of these types of things I'm sure AT&T would lose a lot of subscribers once they implemented their data caps, same for the Canadians and other countries.

It's unfortunate that these companies have such a hold on us, it would be like your water/heat/electric being shut off. People who says it's a luxury are delusional we live in the Information Age and having an internet connection is a necessity.
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