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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
good.

i had to cancel my netflix sub because of the 150GB cap on AT&T
I feel your pain....
post #32 of 76
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good.

i had to cancel my netflix sub because of the 150GB cap on AT&T
soooo i guess comcast and verizon aren't available in your area?
Edited by qwertymac93 - 5/16/11 at 12:07am
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word.
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I figure netflix would do this sooner or later you would think they have more pull with all the bandwith they use and im sure they could threatin more then a few places that they are going to move their data centers and use another company to buy its bulk bandwith. Maybe even move the servers outside of usa to japan or other places with higher speeds and cheaper bandwith. These stupid caps hurt alot more then just heavy users what about people that backup alot of stuff online and digital music/video and game sells. It would be nice to see valve stand up for us to you know this will hurt them also if you got more then 1 gamer in a house you would go over 150-250 downloadng new games updates so on.
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post #35 of 76
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I feel your pain....
don't. cancelled and forced them to waive the early termination fees

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soooo i gues comcast and verizon aren't available in your area?
Comcast Business. went with Charter - got it installed on Friday. AT&T's loss, my gain. comes with a 250GB cap but thats more reasonable, and we also get HD, unlimited phone to US/Canada, and HBO + Cinemax with the TV for $105 a month - $10 more than we were paying for TV (expanded basic with no HD) from Charter and local phone only + 1.5/256 internet from AT&T

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(18/2 cable with Charter. has powerboost active though)



and to clarify this is what we had before



(1.5/256 DSL with AT&T)

*tear of joy*
so yeah. extremely happy
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Why cant isp's just keep the prices how they are with caps then use a percentage of the money to upgrade the networks. Then maybe we'll be able to catch up to europe as far as bandwith.
Big corps are waiting for the Government to pay for the rollout.
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don't. cancelled and forced them to waive the early termination fees



Comcast Business. went with Charter - got it installed on Friday. AT&T's loss, my gain. comes with a 250GB cap but thats more reasonable, and we also get HD, unlimited phone to US/Canada, and HBO + Cinemax with the TV for $105 a month - $10 more than we were paying for TV (expanded basic with no HD) from Charter and local phone only + 1.5/256 internet from AT&T



so yeah. extremely happy
Wow, thats like $30 less then i pay for my comcast(all the same stuff, but 20/4 internet)



Turbo boost(powerboost) dont work for me
I think it's time i gave comcast a call, ask 'em why I'm paying so much...
Edited by qwertymac93 - 5/14/11 at 11:04pm
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TBH, what he's saying is rather biased considering Netflix needs that bandwidth otherwise their buisness will start to drop.

However, he does speak the truth, and having other large companies lobbying for what the consumer wants, or at least on the same track as the consumer, is helpful.
Just because the truth works in your favor does not mean you are biased.
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It's really hard to believe the state of internet in the suburban parts of the country.

I have FiOS, 25Mbps both ways, no cap with TV for 100$/month, which is also nothing compared to the average salary.
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It's been proven time and time again that there is NO strain on ISP networks. It's all a fabrication and a scam for money. The ISP's are working together in the form of a cartel to perpetuate the lie.

They tell government that some people are using unfair amounts of data and it has a detrimental effect on others. What a load of rubbish! All they mean is, they have more customers, giving better speeds than ever before and customers are shifting some mean amounts of data.... let's put a toll on that data and make them pay for that too!

Some companys don't even hide their BS. For example, Virgin Media have caps on their data packages, wherein they limit your speed once you download X amount of data between 3pm-11pm (most of the god damn day) and the restrictions don't lift for a set number of hours, say 6. Which is stupid for a start, because if you hit the cap at 10pm, it doesn't lift at 11pm...no, it takes 6 hours.

To further VM's BS, they have a 50mbit package. Their highest, giving ~5.5MB/s download speeds. This package has NO CAP.

So Virgin tells you that some people are unfairly stressing their network (Read: using what they pay for) and yet they don't put a cap on the highest speed. It stands to reason that people on the 50mbit account are going to be using it to it's fullest extent, and, putting stress on the network, yet those users aren't capped. This is clearly in order to get power users to buy the 50mbit, whether they need it or not, in order to fill VM's coffers. There is no stress on the network, just that the heavy users are usually happy with 10, or 20mbit and will never pay more, so cap the crap out of them until they are sick and get the 50mbit.

My friend and his housemates have 10mbit with Virgin and routinely hit the cap. They have 4-5 gaming PC's in the house, stream lots of data, play online, use Skype and other voice chatting (steam, etc). These guys are not putting undue stress on the network (maybe their router!) they're just using what they're paying for, yet get penalised for it.

The whole thing is a massive con.
Edited by Viridian - 5/15/11 at 4:45am
    
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