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Basically, ISPs claim our data usage is going up and they must react. In reality, their costs are falling and this is a dodge, an effort to get us to pay more for services that were overpriced from day one.

Basically, they’re quietly raising our rates while pretending to prevent a tragedy of the commons.

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That 250 gigabytes-per-month works out to about one megabit-per-second, which costs $8 in New York. So your American ISP, who has been spending $0.40 per month to buy the bandwidth they’ve been selling to you for $30, wants to cap their maximum backbone cost per-subscriber at $8.

This isn’t about capping ISP losses, but are about increasing ISP profits. The caps are a built-in revenue bump that will kick-in 2-3 years from now, circumventing any existing regulatory structure for setting rates. The regulators just haven’t realized it yet. By the time they do it may be too late.

in Canada it costs even more, you get 60GBs for 50bucks a month from the big ISPs. I think its pretty ridiculous.

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Edited by smitty5569 - 7/29/11 at 10:36am
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I'm so happy I dont have to worry about my ISP capping my data.
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Internet's crazy expensive and comparatively slow here and it seems like Google's the only major player doing anything about it.

Slightly off topic: What countries have cheapest/fastest/best-bang-for-buck interwebs? Just out of curiosity redface.gif
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att is 15 bucks a month.
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You'd see my bill for my 50mbps connection you'd never want to come to canada.
I heard it's same for cellphones, I pay a load each month for my iPhone yet I don't even use my 3G.
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Originally Posted by darthjoe229;14392919 
Internet's crazy expensive and comparatively slow here and it seems like Google's the only major player doing anything about it.

Slightly off topic: What countries have cheapest/fastest/best-bang-for-buck interwebs? Just out of curiosity redface.gif
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If this were true, then why was Charter filing for bankruptcy? I know they aren't just an ISP, but they should still be making bank from their internet service sales, right?
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I've been talking with a chinese recently and he told me internet was a joke there but try to afford a big mac just for fun.
Edit: I'm aware Japan and China is far away but it's the same living, sushi's are cheap (While here they are hell expensive) and big mac over there are expensive while here it cost $3
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Huh, I'm somewhat unsurprised Japan and Korea top it considering the density. Guess my Japanese will pay off when I move there lachen.gif
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I pay $55 for 6mbps and 145GB cap. Kinda bull***** if you ask me. And I'm with Bell.
    
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