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So recently without my knowledge maybe my dad's because he pays for the Internet but there is an apparent limit on network use like 300GB that's like nothing or use since we have 4 computers 2 PS3's 4 Xbox's and an assortment of smartphones on the wifi not to mention we stream Netflix an Hulu 24/7 on our new tv. We have a big family. I have 5 brothers. Is there anyway to make it unlimited or increase the size or something? We go over every month.
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lol, comcast or Verizon Fios or Google .... you take your pick call them up threaten to switch.... and if they do nothing switch ...
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If its uverse then no its a limited 300gb cap if you go over it constantly they will start charging for overages after like the first 2 to 3 times you go over. The only way to get unlimited is to go to dsl service which is still cap free.
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If its uverse then no its a limited 300gb cap if you go over it constantly they will start charging for overages after like the first 2 to 3 times you go over. The only way to get unlimited is to go to dsl service which is still cap free.
Their DSL is capped now too.

I am not aware of any ISP that doesn't have caps here in the US now. The first one that does go cap-less...is going to be very rich. Even the people that don't use more than 100MB a month will hop on just because of the marketing.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 9/4/12 at 10:10am
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Google does not cap biggrin.gif
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Google does not cap biggrin.gif

Yeah but that is rather limited in service area...I believe it is only in Kansas City and might not be fully completed there yet.

Aside from that...I don't think there are any ISPs in the US without caps that aren't super expensive business connections. Well, for $225 or so a month you can get FIOS from Verizon, but that isn't exactly affordable and the service area is still very limited. Plus it might still have a cap...it isn't available in my area and I don't know any one in other area of the country that have it. Though if I had a huge family under my roof and every one was working...split five ways that FIOS would be affordable
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FIOS has no cap, but has limited area of availability. google interwebz are near their office in cali, and of course ealier mentions, Kansas City. Comcast "officially" has a 250 GB a month cap, however they currently aren't enforcing it, as I go easily 500GB + each month and have yet to receive any extra billing. Don't know about other ISPs....
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FIOS has no cap, but has limited area of availability. google interwebz are near their office in cali, and of course ealier mentions, Kansas City. Comcast "officially" has a 250 GB a month cap, however they currently aren't enforcing it, as I go easily 500GB + each month and have yet to receive any extra billing. Don't know about other ISPs....

I have Charter and it also supposedly has a 250GB cap, but I've gone over that quite a few times and gotten no warnings...yet.

I've wondered if it depends on where you live and how busy the network is. My city is not that large so the infrastructure is likely not over worked. So they probably don't care...I also pay for a 18mbs connection but I speedtest above 20 almost all the time.

However, in a more populated area I can see bandwidth being a more precious commodity or at least more demand for it...thus caps are enforced to manage it.
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FIOS has no cap, but has limited area of availability. google interwebz are near their office in cali, and of course ealier mentions, Kansas City. Comcast "officially" has a 250 GB a month cap, however they currently aren't enforcing it, as I go easily 500GB + each month and have yet to receive any extra billing. Don't know about other ISPs....

I (as have you) done the 300+ GB a month and have not had any problems or harassment form Comcast, in fact since they public announced they would be supportive of torrents my download speeds started to be reliable again ... biggrin.gif
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I have a cap of 250GB but I go over nearly every month. I havent even gotten a warning yet... rolleyes.gif
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