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We could be shaping up for a nice little battle as Netflix has been hitting back against the ISP's lately..


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Yes saw this. I must say if Hulu keeps acting the way they are they have no chance to compete with Netflix. Hulu's one advantage is getting new episodes of TV shows up and online but now shows like In Plain Sight are a couple of weeks behind already.
I JUST noticed that! I had an hour and a half nicely carved out to watch the first two episodes of the season tonight :/
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As for BitTorrent, it's no wonder why the RIAA, MPAA and other entities are trying to strike fear into the hearts of file-sharers. 52.01-percent in upstream Internet traffic is a huge number, indicating that there are a lot of users uploading video, audio, software and additional digital media to other torrent users. Between BitTorrent and Netflix, it's understandable why ISPs are wanting to throttle traffic or resort to tiered plans.
This is such a moronic statement. Get your head out of your ass, they pay pennies for it and rob us to use their services. It's money in their pockets and they know it because they have all the information on their users bandwidth usage. People will have no option, but to pay up when they go over it and if they aren't aware the next time it's more money in the ISP's pocket.

Then it'll come to a time where the users are aware of their bandwidth usage and will throttle themselves. Once the ISP's catch on the the trend they'll implement a new plan/cap that is lower than the current, X amount for Y and so on and so forth. Our plans will look like cellphone bills in this keeps up.
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The biggest irony is how everyone automatically assumes
Torrenting = Piracy
Torrents are amateur hour for piracy anyway.
    
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No ... its not "understandable". The logic behind this type of reasoning is ...

Oh people are really starting to use our service ... so lets limit the amount they can use so we can charge then extra fees if they go above that (so we can make more money!)

Anyone who does not understand that the only "logic" behind this is just so ISPs can make more money while providing more limited (less) services needs to wake up and smell the greed.
Isn't the fact that Netflix is trying to get ISP's to not add data caps because they want to profit as well? How is that any less greedy? It's all business, everyone is out to make money. You are out not to spend as much money, Netflix is out to make your money, and your ISP's are out to make your money. It's a tug'o'war, and if you don't like it then drop your provider and let them know you aren't interested in putting your money into that type of business.

However I wouldn't call it "greed," as if they are doing something inherently evil, they are just out to make money. And if most people don't mind, then they deserve every extra penny they get from data caps, thats what I would do in their situation if it made me more money.

We fight all day to get lower prices at the cost of businesses, do businesses not have a right to do the same? Hell, maybe this is all just the business major in me talking...

That said if Time Warner around here tries to implement data caps I will likely switch over to Clear, depending on how low the caps are...its the only other serious option in this area but the speed is sufficient and the service is unlimited.
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