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Servers, backups and the cloud. Those are good enough reasons for ISPs to implement such internet speeds.
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
AT&T say you can do however much data you want with your connection, but you have to pay for it - so it's clearly not a congestion issue, they just want more money.
That's not really true, a common way to curb overuse is to charge for something. Yes, they do make more money that way, but it's probably not their main motivation.

For example, at my local gym you have to pay extra to be able to come in on mondays. That's because everyone was coming on monday and it was overcrowded, it's just 16$ more (charged semi-annually), and now it's practically empty on mondays.
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A few years ago, when internet speeds was a lot slower, businesses like Netflix were relatively unheard of, or just a niche. And were expected to die to behemoths like Blockbuster. Fast forward a few years and while NF survives and flourishes, it is BBV that has died out. Give us the faster speeds and who knows what other new businesses may crop up.
Now that Gamefly owns Direct 2 Drive I have a feeling they are gong to make over the internet game rentals. Fast internet and a high bandwidth cap would be a must for any user wanting to use that service.
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Hes right, I think 99% of people would use it for piracy, therefor I hope it doesn't get released.
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I want my webpages to load even before I click on them
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Well, with most of the ISP's (available to me) having data caps, I can't see any reason to pay for a 1Gbps connection, regardless of what it's used for. But the dude who said the ONLY use is for piracy is a moron. He forgot about porn.
    
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That's not really true, a common way to curb overuse is to charge for something. Yes, they do make more money that way, but it's probably not their main motivation.

For example, at my local gym you have to pay extra to be able to come in on mondays. That's because everyone was coming on monday and it was overcrowded, it's just 16$ more (charged semi-annually), and now it's practically empty on mondays.
fair point, but i find it funny that they're the first in the US to pull it off, whereas Comcast/the others just cut you off

maybe it is them being nice... didn't think of it that way
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Because switching from comcast to FiOS had nothing to do with the fact I couldn't host anything with any kind of decent connection.

And now im sitting on a fairly good (by us standards) fiber line and I still have to deliberately limit my bandwidth usage lest I cause one of my servers to get seriously bottlenecked.

Just imagine if I was an ONLIVE subscriber and their compression rate wasn't absolutely horrible.
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Because switching from comcast to FiOS had nothing to do with the fact I couldn't host anything with any kind of decent connection.

And now im sitting on a fairly good (by us standards) fiber line and I still have to deliberately limit my bandwidth usage lest I cause one of my servers to get seriously bottlenecked.

Just imagine if I was an ONLIVE subscriber and their compression rate wasn't absolutely horrible.
I wish I could change over to FiOS. Hopefully comcast will have faster data rates for less money in the near future.
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how short sighted can one be? I mean really.... cloud back ups, streaming media, severs, and the list can go on
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