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I wonder how many people want to pay more money for the exact same product, lol.

lol!

When i started with Comcast I paid for the 3gb connection. Over the years my connection speed has gone up (now at 20gb) but the price has stayed the same.
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An IT professional who manages a test lab for an Internet storage company, houkouonchi has been providing friends and family a personal VPN, video streaming, and peer-to-peer file service—running a rack of seven servers with 209TB of raw storage in his house.

I think the issue here is that while "unlimited" package could well be truly unlimited, the unlimited provision likely applies only to downloads i.e. inbound data, which will be the usage pattern for 99.999% of any residential ISP's customers. This guy wasn't using the servers for business purposes, but he was using servers nonetheless.
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post #33 of 174
I would rather VZ have some "Excessive usage" clause than a data cap. But anyway, this isn't news. My ISP, Cablevision has been doing this for years. They are very reasonable with how much data you may use but if you do what he did, you would absolutely get a phone call.
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Screw the data cap, I want to see the electric bill lol... biggrin.gif
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Wow,I used to follow this guys thread over on DSLReports back in the day. Now I know why he needed all that bandwidth, crazy lol

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hes on hard forum...his server is amazing so jealous
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post #37 of 174
If anyone would actually read the article, he is in clear violation of the ToS.

And I could not even fathom using 1% of that (770GB if my maths is correct). I would have to be doing a lot of illegal downloading. CRAZY.

But I suppose if he is hosting servers and doing a ton of backups, this makes sense.
   
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post #38 of 174
I'm more curious as to why they didn't contact him sooner, lol. That's a lot of data for a household connection.
 
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Kinda sucks really. Shows how most ISP's operate in America. They advertise you unlimited service then guess what, it's not so unlimited, there's now limitations in the contract. I just hope America get's their business model's in line. It's very concerning how much control these corporations have over their customers....

Are you kidding me?

In most clauses with fiber optic services (or, any type of high speed connections - Comcast I know for a fact because I found out the hard way helping people set things up a few months ago) they have this in the small print/additional clauses; no hosting of servers/additional "connected services" on residential connections. You want to do that, get a business plan.

That, and this was 77TB a MONTH. I think up to this very moment of my life now I've consumed maybe 700GB-1TB of bandwidth. (I average about 20-30GB a month, and I consider that a lot)
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His problem is more that he's violated Verizon's terms of service than his excessive bandwidth usage. An IT professional who manages a test lab for an Internet storage company, houkouonchi has been providing friends and family a personal VPN, video streaming, and peer-to-peer file service—running a rack of seven servers with 209TB of raw storage in his house.

Not your everyday Joe, by a longshot.

That said, pretty impressive.
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As a person i dont think anyone working has time to consume more then 1 TB of content a month.

Well... if you were streaming 3D (so dual stream), uncompressed, 4k resolution video... it MIGHT be possible.


Still, this is pretty awesome.
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