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Originally Posted by corky dorkelson View Post
Good news then. Guess I should really read the article before opening my big mouth.
You and me both
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Originally Posted by Nemesis158 View Post
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...
AT&T is a corporation. One that has no corporate culture so its only motivation is cash. Pissing off 5% of their users to save hundreds of millions in upgrade costs makes perfect sense to them. Yes, it is a very short sighted business decision, since infrastructure upgrades are NOT PnP and a competitor could get YEARS of advantages by starting early but AT&T is counting on a few things:

- They have virtually no competition
- The competition that the DO have is just as greedy as they are. If their competition has a speed advantage over them, they'll just charge a premium.
- Many of these companies act in collusion.
    
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