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Originally Posted by srsdude View Post
they DID say that it's POSSIBLE though...

always take corpopoporations' words with a grain of salt
Which one. Comcast is GE, it's NBC.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...GG7G_blog.html

If you're expecting anything but law violation after law violation out of comcast you're going to be wrong. They are weapons, communications and mouthpieces to make those communications as deceitful as possible. And they don't really care if you don't like it. they back it up with nuclear reactors, bombs, turbines to lift machine guns the size of volkswagens in the air, etc etc. And they'll charge you way to much to stream the lies and propaganda into your house.
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they may say that. but behind the scenes they are always looking for more profits..
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I could never do the 250 GB download cap with Comcast. I download close to 750 GB a month with Netflix, Steam, etc.
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I could never do the 250 GB download cap with Comcast. I download close to 750 GB a month with Netflix, Steam, etc.
God forbid there's more than one person in a household... USA is reversing in technological progress.
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or they could just be more like verizon fios...
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or they could just be more like verizon fios...
How long will that gravy train last? It will be interesting to see how fast Verizon starts implementing caps on FIOS once (if) FIOS gains significant market-share.


Comcast won't start offering usage based billing because it would cut into their profits. They are making a lot more money charging grandma $45 a month for the whopping 1GB a month of usage.
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post #27 of 51
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How would you rate North Korea, then?
And Spain?

Come on, I pay 90€ a month for a 3Mb/320Kbps connection that goes at 2.5Mb/200Kbps.
   
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This pisses me off. 250GB is not excessive.
    
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post #29 of 51
I have crapcast and I think I hit over 250GB this month streaming HD House episodes and netflix.. no letters from them telling me to stop yet and my connection is still running fine.

Edit: looks like I was a bit off, after checking my router (dd-wrt) it shows I have only used about 230GB so far this month, but by the end of the month I will hit 250GB+
Edited by Killam0n - 5/25/11 at 3:28am
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post #30 of 51
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And Spain?

Come on, I pay 90€ a month for a 3Mb/320Kbps connection that goes at 2.5Mb/200Kbps.
Spain is a 3rd world country though... They're a burden on the EU. They continue pretending that they're poor in order to keep receiving funding from other EU countries when real countries in East-Europe actually need the money. The UK is forced to give billions of dollars of tax-payer money to Spain to rebuild roads and create buildings that no one even occupies for example.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 5/25/11 at 3:21am
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