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My phone provider provides "unlimited data" for me, except after 10GB this unlimited data slows down to dial-up speed.

How I want to screw my phone provider over so badly. One day I will find something to do....
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If he is using 77TB in all honesty he should be hosting his servers in a data center with gigabit fiber connections with absolutely no limit, to do that from a residential area is crazy.

Edit:

So what he is doing that is causing that much to go down the pipe? Hosting 100 game servers and dishing out insane bit torrent seeds?
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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 not really. The buisness model is more expensive because its TOS allows you to do the kinds of things he was doing. A guy with this kind of computing set up should have realized from the moment he switched it was a matter of time before someone noticed.

Despite any claims around an unlimited service you still can't do business like activity on a residential connection. That's why the business connection is more expensive, yes although not by much it is there for a purpose.
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For anyone curious as to what, in particular, houkouonchi does to use so much data, he's one of the most active seeders of anime on the internet and especially around BakaBT (of which I'm also an active powerseeder). He has seeded just under 2 Petabytes of data on the BakaBT tracker alone. The guy is known very well among the community and I was honestly surprised to see that handle used in a news post found here on OCN.
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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 not really. The buisness model is more expensive because its TOS allows you to do the kinds of things he was doing. A guy with this kind of computing set up should have realized from the moment he switched it was a matter of time before someone noticed.

Despite any claims around an unlimited service you still can't do business like activity on a residential connection. That's why the business connection is more expensive, yes although not by much it is there for a purpose.

But that's the whole point isn't it? He's doing private, for family and friends, stuff. He's not doing anything for any sort of a business, so why would he need a business connection?
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Holy moley, I just calculated it.

If I wanted to download as much as I possibly could in a month at full speeds (25MB/ps download) I could only download around 8.1 TB of data in a month.

That's nonstop downloading at full speed the whole time. 77TB is just, ridiculous.
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But that's the whole point isn't it? He's doing private, for family and friends, stuff. He's not doing anything for any sort of a business, so why would he need a business connection?

I'm not sure what his ISP's ToS is, but Comcast requires a business connection to host any server. It's what you do with the connection, not if you make money or not.
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I'm not sure what his ISP's ToS is, but Comcast requires a business connection to host any server. It's what you do with the connection, not if you make money or not.

Bingo.
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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.

Its funny that you should say that. We pay for the 20mb connection and get about 3 with them.
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But that's the whole point isn't it? He's doing private, for family and friends, stuff. He's not doing anything for any sort of a business, so why would he need a business connection?

I'm not sure what his ISP's ToS is, but Comcast requires a business connection to host any server. It's what you do with the connection, not if you make money or not.


Guy is stealing services, bandwidth. He knows he's doing so, and he's doing it on purpose to avoid the business class fees. It's jerks like that that are ruining it for the rest of us.
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