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you are on a promotional plan?

No Promo plan for me.
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No Promo plan for me.

can you explain how you are paying 29.99 for performance?

the lowest price is 43.99 around here..

http://www.comcastoffers.com

this shows 29.99 for you? (after you check your address)
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12mbps down is slow. It's faster than really bad internet, but that doesn't make it fast. Try downloading a 25GB game at 12mbps. You're looking at 5 or so hours if the download speeds stay pegged at 12mbps, which almost never happens. More realistically you'll get 8-9mbps on your 12mbps connection, making that download 7 hours.

Essentially, this world is a digital world. Information needs to flow freely and unrestricted for it to work properly. Everything is cloud based, everything is moving to central locations. Now, more than ever, bandwidth and latency is drastically important and to take the attitude that "you think 12mbps is slow?" is to impede progress.

High speeds shouldn't be a hope, it should be the norm.

I'd kill for 12mbps...I live out in the boonies, only getting 6 down and for the longest time it was only 3 down
    
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I'd kill for 12mbps...I live out in the boonies, only getting 6 down and for the longest time it was only 3 down

If I was getting 12mbps at home I'd be freaking out. Normally I get double or better (24-25mbps). I remember having DSL for a few months and I was only getting 1-2mbps. It was hell.
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att does have a data cap.... its a soft cap. at 5gb. i know cuz i have your plan. the "unlimited LTE" plan correct? if so they throttle speed after 5gb

Nope. It's a grandfathered in data plan. I've had AT&T for 15 years now. They keep trying to get me to get rid of it but I refuse and by law, they can't force me off of it.

But you may be right. I've never gone over 5GB in a month so if there was a slow down starting at 5GB, I wouldn't have noticed.
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12mbps down is slow. It's faster than really bad internet, but that doesn't make it fast. Try downloading a 25GB game at 12mbps. You're looking at 5 or so hours if the download speeds stay pegged at 12mbps, which almost never happens. More realistically you'll get 8-9mbps on your 12mbps connection, making that download 7 hours.

Essentially, this world is a digital world. Information needs to flow freely and unrestricted for it to work properly. Everything is cloud based, everything is moving to central locations. Now, more than ever, bandwidth and latency is drastically important and to take the attitude that "you think 12mbps is slow?" is to impede progress.

High speeds shouldn't be a hope, it should be the norm.

I literally max my ADSL2+ connection out with 2.4MB/s being my peak real speed, 2.2MB/s being much more common...What you've specified is a very unusual use, and even at 7 hours I can always leave it to go overnight, it really is like a 3930K vs a 3770k for video encoding...Both are fast enough to be usable with 1080p material, although the 3930K will be a hell of a lot faster the 3770k is fast enough to be perfectly usable despite its lower speed.

I would say 12Mbps is the minimum necessary for a great Internet experience though, I went from 800KB/s max to 2.4MB/s max and only notice the difference downloading 1080p YouTube content and in Steam.
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Can someone that uses bandwidth heavily (not for downloading 24/7), but watching netflix everyday for 1-2 hours, youtube, steam updates, with 1-2 other people..post your monthly bandwidth usage?

Didn't see if you had an answer, but my estimated usage for a 24 day period on my ultrabook read ~76GB. Not including my 360 (games/Netflix/Hulu), BluRay player (Netflix/Hulu), and my main rig (everything)

My current usage for the month is 1TB, with at least 2 days having over 100GB download each. Some people use the internet a hell of a lot more heavily.

Mind you, I was doing a fair bit of Steam downloads in that.
    
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Uncapped internet is fairly new in SA, and the monopoly that owns the telecoms infrastructure and most of the bandwidth in SA has always been pure crap. They say caps are better than uncapped. They sent this newsletter out with bills back when the uncapped war started:

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Australia would like to say hello.... the average here is 200gb ADSL2+ (avg d/l of about 1mb) for roughly 100 bucks a month....
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post #130 of 153
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So just ONE notebook had a usage of 76gb?

In my experience, yes. Bear in mind, I do Netflix, and Hulu on all devices and my school (including remoting into labs) is online. We are on the computers a lot
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