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read that it only costs ISPs on average 75cent per gigabit of bandwidth

That information is incorrect. To move 1GB, the cost for the ISP is 1cent. Then they go around and charge you 1-2dollars per 1GB overages. That's insane IMO.
    
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It's pretty sad to see people canceling/not getting netflix because of the sorry state of the internet in America and Canada. This is the 21st century isn't it? Amazing. All the innovations and technological advancement in the world today and all the brilliant minds that help push it are being kicked in the balls by pieces of ****s in suites called CEO's that seem to literally FIGHT against the push forward. Tell me, when was the last time a CEO invented or innovated something? What? And these guys get payed ludicrous amounts of money?
post #53 of 76
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Only thing that angers me is the trade off. Want faster speeds? We'll give you a cap to help you regulate your usage. Want a higher cap? We'll cut your speed in half. $60 buys roughly 300kb/s where I live, that's barely enough for one PC. I have 6. Netflix stutters on standard definition, and anything on YouTube above 720p is impossible to stream. Next step up is Charter, with a cap of course. A cap I could easily saturate within a week Fight the good fight Netflix.
I may not have caps, but the fastest i can get is 1.5mbit/s (180KBPS if im lucky). can only stream sd content, to one pc, we also have 6 (though usually only 4 in use at any 1 time). this crap with US ISP's is getting ridiculous. apparently they are so blinded by greed that they cannot see they have put us on a bullet train leading straight to the USA to become a third world country......
post #54 of 76
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He's exactly right. Same goes for cell phone providers. I'm usually not for regulations but when companies are shamelessly exploiting their own customers something has to be done.
It's not like there's anything you can do about it. People are too comfortably numb to take action.
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It's not like there's anything you can do about it. People are too comfortably numb to take action.
or they're ignorant. I think its mainly just a lack of motivation. too many ppl beleive they cannot do anything about it, but we here at OCN may have enough people to start something. if we can get together, spread the word and teach the uninformed, anything is possible. We Need Action. there is only one way to get action. We Need to Act now!
post #56 of 76
It's more than that. It's anti-competitive business practices.

You have to get phone service from your ISP.
You have to get TV service from your ISP.
You have to get your movies from your ISP.
You have to get your music from your ISP.
You have to limit how many youtube videos you watch.
You're not allowed to get music from iTunes.
You're not allowed to watch movies from Netflix.
You're not allowed to buy movies from Amazon.
You're so locked down and limited that you can't use any outside company's service. How is this legal?
post #57 of 76
His name is Netflix. He fights for the users!
     
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Have used them for years, when they came out with the instant streaming on Xbox and PS3 it was icing on the cake for me. Now I have Netflix in the living room on my PS3, and in the bedroom and family room on both Xbox's. It's great.

I watch 3 or 4 Blu Ray's a month for HALF the price of ONE in the store (its about 12 bucks a month with the Blu Ray option)... AND I get Hi-Def streaming which the kids LOVE. I was able to turn my cable off, because they only wanted to watch Netflix! lol

Now they're lobbying against usage caps? This gets better and better.
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post #59 of 76
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That information is incorrect. To move 1GB, the cost for the ISP is 1cent. Then they go around and charge you 1-2dollars per 1GB overages. That's insane IMO.
yeah but how much did the cabling cost them? or the modems? or the tech centers? or the free wireless routers they give out?

I'm not saying that $1/GB is OK, but don't expect to see anything close to $.01/GB any time soon.

TBH my ideal ISP would be something like $.25/1GB(@20Mb/s down, 5Mb/s up) with no monthly fees(modem and stuff rentals extra tho). That would be 200GB a month@$50, which is less then what i pay now, but if i only use 100GB, i only pay $25.

Oh and obviously no caps, ever. DL 500gb of stuff? cool, but ya gotta fork over $125. This would mean people who use their internet very little, pay very little. I don't know exactly how much bandwidth i use each month, but I've never got a call from comcast saying i went over the cap(250gigs) and i use netflix almost every day, though it's mostly non-hd anime.
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Glad to see someone's on our side. Although to be technical, caps would hurt Netflix business so he's really looking out for his company. But my enemy's enemy is my friend.
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