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That's only if you're using your full bandwidth for 2 straight hours..

Thanks for repeating exactly what i already said smile.gif. Point is it an be used very quickly.

I doubt many servers are going to let you download anything that fast anyway. You might have 1Gb Internet, but that doesn't mean the other end does or any nodes shortly before the last mile.

I really only see it being possible to use this up if you had a lot of torrents going or something.
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I doubt many servers are going to let you download anything that fast anyway. You might have 1Gb Internet, but that doesn't mean the other end does or any nodes shortly before the last mile.

I really only see it being possible to use this up if you had a lot of torrents going or something.

Except, while this can be used by individuals, these speeds are really only useful for businesses (a large number of people doing bandwidth intense things) that can easily chew that up. Though in those cases i guess they may have business plans, dunno.
    
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I doubt many servers are going to let you download anything that fast anyway. You might have 1Gb Internet, but that doesn't mean the other end does or any nodes shortly before the last mile.

I really only see it being possible to use this up if you had a lot of torrents going or something.

Except, while this can be used by individuals, these speeds are really only useful for businesses (a large number of people doing bandwidth intense things) that can easily chew that up. Though in those cases i guess they may have business plans, dunno.

A business probably won't be limited to any data caps...or at least not one that would actually be worried about using too much. I am sure the bottom tier business plans will have caps.
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The 21 new metropolitan areas targeted by AT&T are Atlanta, Augusta, Ga.; Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago; Cleveland; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Fort Worth, Texas; Greensboro, N.C.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Houston; Kansas City; Los Angeles; Miami; Nashville, Tenn.; Oakland, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; St. Louis; San Antonio, Texas; San Diego; San Francisco; and San Jose, Calif.

Jacksonville, then I wouldn't hold my breath they kept blocking my driveway for about a week, two years ago, as they were rolling out their uverse in my neighborhood, went to their website still cant get uverse in my neighborhood haha.
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I do no share OCN's enthusiasm for constantly increasing bitrates. The bottom line is if they cap us, the extra bandwidth will be useless, and they are moving in the direction of caps. Give me the unlimited data ISP that respects net neutrality over the high speed ISP anyday.
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^^Exactly!
As much as I hate saying no to 1Gbps, keep AT&T the hell out of St. Louis...UNLESS it pushes Google here faster. I'm fine with my 30Mbps(soon to be 60Mpbs at same price). I hate AT&T with a passion and refuse to deal with them and their crappy service.
Plus side of this is that hopefully it speeds up Google's deployment of their fiber.

Also for those looking for actual MB/s speeds divide by 8. 60Mbps = 7.5MB/s 1Gbps=125MB/s
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I'm all for AT&T coming to SD, hopefully it'll encourage Cox and Comcast to bring better speeds for cheaper. Paying for 50/15 here under Cox for $90/month. Just not happy with the data cap. Cox gives me a data cap, but they don't enforce it or penalize it in any way.
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ultra-fast U-Verse GigaPower
Is the over the top name really necessary? O_o
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I wish they would expand their Uverse first instead of just adding a very few market with fast internet. At where I live in cleveland, its 35 dollars for 6Mbps.
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"surrounding municipalities"...does that mean orange county along with Los Angeles?
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I wish they would expand their Uverse first instead of just adding a very few market with fast internet. At where I live in cleveland, its 35 dollars for 6Mbps.

dang..i have u-verse and pay approx $30 for 18mbps. Hope you guys get it soon.
 
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