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That's not an alternative. That's a downgrade.

You're right. But when it comes down to it, I just think the average consumer needs to know that they have no real need to force upon themselves a monetary penalty if all they need is general connectivity. You gotta remember there's a large scale of demographic in our country. There's a difference between downgrading your internet and getting your water from a creek...
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Well you know what? Hasn't happened to me yet, but if I get erroneous strikes on me I'm not even going to waste my time contesting. Go ahead Comcast, throttle me/discontinue my service/make me watch those dumb informational videos that are said to be distributed after several strikes. I'll simply kill my service and go somewhere else.

Good. I wish more people would think like that.

LOLOL I think I'm going to stick my tail between my legs and walk away retracting what I said. I just got an e-mail that my Comcast connection was upgraded from 25mbps to 50mbps (free rollout upgrade). Yyyyea I think I'm going to stick with Comcast until Google Fiber gets down here.
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What!? That is so stupid. How can they count that as a strike when the developers of the game ALLOW THE MODS.

Well it is a strike when the automated monitoring system has a false positive and thinks it is some crappy NBC show that I doubt any one would waste the bandwidth to pirate anyway.
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argg i cant view the source at work.

im on Optimum online, do I need to be careful about anything ? this happens when Uploading files?
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You're right. But when it comes down to it, I just think the average consumer needs to know that they have no real need to force upon themselves a monetary penalty if all they need is general connectivity. You gotta remember there's a large scale of demographic in our country. There's a difference between downgrading your internet and getting your water from a creek...

I understand what you're saying, but I just don't think someone should have to revert back to to dial-up because these ISPs are acting up and our government is letting them. The fact that the person got bagged for doing something that is allowed by the company shows the ISPs aren't showing any effort to use the strike system effectively. And then this person has to pay the fee to get it appealed? It's basura.
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argg i cant view the source at work.

im on Optimum online, do I need to be careful about anything ? this happens when Uploading files?

Try the link in post #21
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I understand what you're saying, but I just don't think someone should have to revert back to to dial-up because these ISPs are acting up and our government is letting them. The fact that the person got bagged for doing something that is allowed by the company shows the ISPs aren't showing any effort to use the strike system effectively. And then this person has to pay the fee to get it appealed? It's basura.

It's extortion.
 
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argg i cant view the source at work.

im on Optimum online, do I need to be careful about anything ? this happens when Uploading files?

I am not familiar with Optimum Online...are they a subsidiary of some one? If it is one on the list then yeah...though I have a feeling any ISP could join in on this policy at any time. So being careful might not hurt.

It would seem you are not looked at unless you are doing lots of uploading on a residential line. Then supposedly they try to figure out what you are doing before issuing the strike, but it looks like that isn't really the case...they just send the strike out. If large amounts of downloading triggered anything then 98% of the Internet would be gone in a day.
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this isnt good for anyone..
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I have cox right now, I don't think they participate...

My other option is wifi tethering my phone on sprint. At home that means 2.2mbps
Not great, but totally useable. I used it for a couple days when my wifi router took a crap on me
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