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I don't understand this data usage debate. Someone uses say 77TB so ISP says we need a cap. K, most agree since it should mean a lower price for all. ISP puts in a cap of 5GB's and charges the same price. Can't we get a good middle ground of say 1TB a month? Phones limited to say 15GB's. All these stupid limits hold us back and to back up these limits they use people like this who managed to use up 77TB as the reason for needing to limit things.

I'd love to live in a cloud world but in order to do that we more realist limits and speeds. We also need to get back to real ownership. Just because it is in the cloud doesn't mean we shouldn't hold ownership to do what we please with it.
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If my math is correct it would take me around 475 DAYS to download 77TB.

And he used that in under a month...

15Mbps = 4.86TB per month (with a 30 day month)
Edited by Xeio - 5/23/13 at 3:01pm
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Fullsize picture of his server

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Best part is the name of the picture upload: "fullish_rack_pics"

......That means there is even more to add.................

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So, which one of you guys is this?

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Screw the data cap, I want to see the electric bill lol... biggrin.gif

This, although with the amount of money he's poured into that server, either he has not that much left or is still crazy rich. tongue.gif
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post #44 of 174
If I had a reliable fiber connection I too would have CRAPTONS of traffic. My webhost would be at home, and so would be various gameservers I randomly host.

Although probably far, far away from the tens of TBs...

I'm not sure of my current usage, but I should be hovering the 100GB a month mark.
   
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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.

No, I'm not kidding you, in the article the guy states that his reasoning is because the pricing for the business model is not in line with the residential model, and he is correct. Both can do the same thing, but one model is much more expensive.
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post #46 of 174
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If my math is correct it would take me around 475 DAYS to download 77TB.

And he used that in under a month...

it would take me 21.38 years, for my isp to allow me to donwload 77 tb's

damn 300gb/month cap

also i run a windows home server and it allows me to host from, you guessed it home...

how could i do this if i couldn't host from home?
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I am super jealous... My ISP here in Canada only gives me 500GB a month if i go over the bandwidth limit, i get charge the next plan up from me.
    
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"His usage was 30,000 percent higher than their average customer" and they waited all that time to call him?, they were being nice then biggrin.gif.
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No, I'm not kidding you, in the article the guy states that his reasoning is because the pricing for the business model is not in line with the residential model, and he is correct. Both can do the same thing, but one model is much more expensive.

Well the business line is more expensive, since you're allowed to do crazy things like host servers that use 77TB per month tongue.gif. Also business lines will be fixed same day if there's a problem... good luck getting that with residential tongue.gif.
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Dang, I probably average ~15GB/month, and that's on a 25M connection.
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