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The reason internet is so much cheaper in Europe has a lot to do with population density. There are over 730 million people in Europe vs approx 300-320 million people in USA.
The land areas are not propotional to the population sizes.....Eurpoe is not drastically larger than the USA.
Its easier to deliver bandwidth to more people, maximizing profits, because they live a lot closer together in Europe.

Thank you for typing this so I didn't have to.
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Or people aren't even aware of how badly they're being ripped off.

The best thing that could happen is if 10,000,000 Americans were given free vacations to Europe. After seeing the kinds of low prices they have over there, we'd have a revolt on our hands. biggrin.gif

I pay $55 for 25/1.5 with some superfluous cap of 500GB. That is comparable if not better than many equally priced plans in Europe.

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Thank you for typing this so I didn't have to.
I pay $55 for 25/1.5 with some superfluous cap of 500GB. That is comparable if not better than many equally priced plans in Europe.
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Yeah well i live 5 miles outside of Spokane (biggest city on the east side of WA) and all i can get is 1.5mb DSL for $30/mo or "12-16"mb wireless for $300/month
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Population density has nothing to do with it.
1. The CEO's Of the ISPs in the USA are paid the most out of any in the world.
2. Its actually cheaper to lay cable in rural areas because of the lack of existing infrastructure and red tape.

It might be cheaper, but not as cost effective with regards to the return. Running miles of line so one or two houses in the sticks can have high speed internet would not justify that cost. Hell in places in OK they don't even run phone line for the same reason.
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Yeah well i live 5 miles outside of Spokane (biggest city on the east side of WA) and all i can get is 1.5mb DSL for $30/mo or "12-16"mb wireless for $300/month

It's Washington. You are supposed to be out hugging trees and/or making granola; not surfing the interwebs.
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It's not pointless for companies like AT&T because they do it as a means of trying to generate more revenue from their customers. The whole reason they throttle you after a relatively small bandwidth usage on an unlimited connection is to get you to ditch your unlimited connection and sign up with a tiered capped plan--trust me, they'll give you all the bandwidth you want on a tiered capped plan to make sure you go beyond your cap and pay overage fees. It's not rocket science, and data providers don't throttle because the high-usage people are actually impacting the quality of usage for everyone else.

This is the exact reason for those being throttled on the unlimited plans.
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My theory is:
Throttling is just another means to discourage piracy and always has been.
Nonetheless i've still yet to hit my 30GB limit per month which suits me fine. All i do is game, and i don't pirate. Although i do torrent games i already own, usually when the discs are damaged or lost, this is rare though, and when i do it i'll store the data and burn to a new disc.
I'm paying about £30 (approx 47 USD) a month (Broadband/phone deal) for 12Mb download / 1Mb upload and 30GB monthly limit.

I pull just over 100GB/mo through my T1...
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No one pirates on their cell phone

There is a BT client for android. Just sayin'
 
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It might be cheaper, but not as cost effective with regards to the return. Running miles of line so one or two houses in the sticks can have high speed internet would not justify that cost. Hell in places in OK they don't even run phone line for the same reason.
It's Washington. You are supposed to be out hugging trees and/or making granola; not surfing the interwebs.

@the first part, It would help if they didnt pay their CEO's $40Million a year. there are alot of things that such money would be better suited for, including infrastructure and jobs......
@the second part, perhaps, but i shouldnt have to pay $300 a month to get Maybe 10Mb........
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My theory is:
Throttling is just another means to discourage piracy and always has been.
Nonetheless i've still yet to hit my 30GB limit per month which suits me fine. All i do is game, and i don't pirate. Although i do torrent games i already own, usually when the discs are damaged or lost, this is rare though, and when i do it i'll store the data and burn to a new disc.
I'm paying about £30 (approx 47 USD) a month (Broadband/phone deal) for 12Mb download / 1Mb upload and 30GB monthly limit.

Wow ur lucky, I can do easily 1.5gb a day and watch youtube in 360p ...
Im on a 50gb cap per month
And im always like 2gb under the limit ...

And it is hell when I want to download beta...
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My theory is:
Throttling is just another means to discourage piracy and always has been.
Nonetheless i've still yet to hit my 30GB limit per month which suits me fine. All i do is game, and i don't pirate. Although i do torrent games i already own, usually when the discs are damaged or lost, this is rare though, and when i do it i'll store the data and burn to a new disc.
I'm paying about £30 (approx 47 USD) a month (Broadband/phone deal) for 12Mb download / 1Mb upload and 30GB monthly limit.

1 copy of adobe cs5, ms office, win7, and bf3 on my cellphone please.
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@the first part, It would help if they didnt pay their CEO's $40Million a year. there are alot of things that such money would be better suited for, including infrastructure and jobs......
@the second part, perhaps, but i shouldnt have to pay $300 a month to get Maybe 10Mb........

They don't... Do you know what the taxes would be on $40 million cash?

CEOs get paid a few hundred thousand to million dollars a year, plus various bonuses for running the company into the ground, lots of stock, use of the corporate jet, yacht, seven figure office remodels, free food, cars, trips, etc.
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They don't... Do you know what the taxes would be on $40 million cash?
CEOs get paid a few hundred thousand to million dollars a year, plus various bonuses for running the company into the ground, lots of stock, use of the corporate jet, yacht, seven figure office remodels, free food, cars, trips, etc.

While ALL of this stuff isn't true, most of it is.
    
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