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Classic.

Is anyone else terrified by the very first line of this memo?

It's one thing to say that they are testing out "data usage plans" but to say that customers already have this cap but it's just "not enforced". It seems like they are getting ready to say " well you've always had it we were just being lenient"
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There was a study done in 2007 that put the cost of transferring 1GB of data across the internet only costs like $0.03 after ALL costs have been covered. So of course data caps have nothing to do with the technical aspect of it and it's simply a marketing ploy created by the MBAs that are in charge to wring more money out of customers.

At 2007 prices it would have only cost ISPs $30 to transfer 1TB of data for a customer. Today I'm sure the cost of transferring 1GB of data is $0.02 or less and they're taking that savings in costs and adding more costs to consumers just to increase their profit margins, even though they're already astronomical...

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This really is only Comcast trying to protect Cable Television. Most users only worry about hitting data caps when streaming video and Comcast wants as much of a barrier to streaming as they can get away with.

Not fairness, not congestion, simply using their effective monopoly to protect an out dated business model. This is exactly what the FCC is supposed to prevent, a government enforced monopoly needs to be regulated to prevent exactly this kind of abuse, so I don't understand why nothing is being done (well OK, I do understand ($$) but I don't understand how they can get away with it).
IF IF anything ever comes to anything, it'll be a tiny slap on the wrist with a wink and a nod. Being someone who is very into politics... AND knowing the stance on such things on this forum... I'll be as vague as I can and hope not to break any rules in the process. The US has a huge issue with legalized bribery, aka corporate lobbying. The largest issue was the passing of Citizens United, [see Citizens United vs. F.E.C] where it was ruled that "money=speech." YES, it's MUCH, MUCH more complex but I don't want to get yelled at boxing3.gif In 2015 Comcast was the 13th largest lobbyist with $11,740,000.



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Why is there "fairness" word even? In PR or anywhere else... I'm fairly sure US is not communist country.

The US is a corporate socialist/communist entity where gains are privatised and losses socialised. These ISP's were given billions by Clinton to roll out nationwide fiber, which they did. However, it's been dormant ever since as there is a lot more profit in milking people with data caps than providing the service the tax payer paid for.
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The US is a corporate socialist/communist entity where gains are privatised and losses socialised. These ISP's were given billions by Clinton to roll out nationwide fiber, which they did. However, it's been dormant ever since as there is a lot more profit in milking people with data caps than providing the service the tax payer paid for.

A lot is probably only 'dormant' in the public sense. Chances are it's being used by upper level government agencies who needs terrabit infrastructure just for them. How else could they (not) monitor us? Since they said they can be trusted... surely that must be true?
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I suppose consoles will use disks for a lot longer than I thought.
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