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[GIZ] AT&T to start throttling high-bandwidth users (rumor)

post #1 of 12
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A rumor from 9to5 Mac: Like Verizon, AT&T is going to start slowing down the internets of its heaviest users—something like the top 5 percent of data hogs—starting around October.
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Apparently data caps aren't enough now?


Oh well, i don't have to deal with AT&T, just waiting on NoaNet to finish laying middle mile fiber down my road, then i will be flying.......
post #2 of 12
That is ridiculous. So if a user stays WITHIN the monthly cap of 250GB then can still be throttled!??!
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post #3 of 12
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It will probably depend on the area and the "network Load" at the time.........

Hey AT&T, here's an idea, instead of wasting money to implement a throttling system, you could use that money to UPGRADE YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE TO MEET THE DEMAND...
post #4 of 12
Won't affect me at all. I hate the few that download terabytes per month and give me days of slow down/upstream due to their massive porn/pirating obsessions.
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Won't affect me at all. I hate the few that download terabytes per month and give me days of slow down/upstream due to their massive porn/pirating obsessions.
You mean you hate the few that have the money to pay for fast Internet service and will now be unable to use it to its fullest (which is what they pay for).
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If I notice even a tiny bit of drop in DL speeds from Steam, I will drop AT&T in a heartbeat.
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This is talking about wireless/mobile data, not DSL users.

I use around 3-4 gigs/month on my iPhone (I have unlimited). I watch Netflix a lot. Hopefully I will not be in their "high useage" group.

Now if I had a 2 gig data plan and had to pay an extra $10 for going over, that better not be throttled at all.

I guess this will be their way to get rid of "unlimited" users.
Edited by blupupher - 7/29/11 at 11:20am
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post #8 of 12
Isn't this about mobile data plans.. The title leads one to believe its not, but reading the article does.
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If this happens, and AT&T does start throttling its heavy users, it'll leave Sprint as the only major carrier that doesn't implement throttling at all—not to mention it's the only carrier with truly unlimited data. And bless them for that. [9to5 Mac]

Happy to be with Sprint for now, 15GB used this month.
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Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
This is talking about wireless/mobile data, not DSL users.

I use around 3-4 gigs/month on my iPhone (I have unlimited). I watch Netflix a lot. Hopefully I will not be in their "high useage" group.

Now if I had a 2 gig data plan and had to pay an extra $10 for going over, that better not be throttled at all.

I guess this will be their way to get rid of "unlimited" users.
Good news then. Guess I should really read the article before opening my big mouth.
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post #10 of 12
>Here is internet.

>No you can't use it.

>Your billing cycle is every 30 days, enjoy.
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