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1tb is a step up but still a cap and if you stream alot of stuff and buy digtial games goes fast typical you use 1-3gigs of bandwith per hr on netflix per user for hd stuff.
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I still don't like caps on landline internet connections.

But at least 1 TB is more reasonable. The FCC needs to make sure that if they have caps, they need to be reasonable.

1 TB is the lowest amount that I'd consider reasonable for the next few years.
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I don't know how much data I consume at home, because there's no data cap in Switzerland since DSL connections became the norm. And right now fiber connection is supposed to become the norm in urban areas.

I live in Switzerland, supposedly one of the countries with the highest costs of living in the world. So... I just don't understand why data cap is still a thing.

How much do you pay for 1TB of data a month ?
     
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1TB is still a little to low for me. redface.gif
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Originally Posted by HZCH View Post

I don't know how much data I consume at home, because there's no data cap in Switzerland since DSL connections became the norm. And right now fiber connection is supposed to become the norm in urban areas.

I live in Switzerland, supposedly one of the countries with the highest costs of living in the world. So... I just don't understand why data cap is still a thing.

How much do you pay for 1TB of data a month ?

1TB is regardless of plan except Gigabit Pro, which a high up said no cap. This is yet to be proven to me. Cost depends on the speed.

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/15643

The highest is $300/mo USD, everything else is $150 or lower, and I think it goes down to $50/mo minimum in a realistic scenario. It gets muddy because they do Phone and TV as well, so depending on the bundle it can be different as well.
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Caps are stupid because you aren't using up GB. You are creating them. It should be about bandwidth, and honestly, I don't see how a data cap saves ISPs money
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The only internet I can get is 100/12 with a 250gb cap which costs us $65. I would love to see goggle come in but doubtful.
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Caps are stupid because you aren't using up GB. You are creating them. It should be about bandwidth, and honestly, I don't see how a data cap saves ISPs money
It is to create revenue off of the overage fees and to convince their customers to add cable tv service instead of streaming. Comcast is desperately trying to prevent cord cutting. Or they may introduce their own streaming service that doesn't count against the cap in order to keep customers from netflix/amazon/hulu. Data caps should be illegal IMO.
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This is honestly 50% streaming.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KyadCK View Post

1TB is regardless of plan except Gigabit Pro, which a high up said no cap. This is yet to be proven to me. Cost depends on the speed.

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/15643

The highest is $300/mo USD, everything else is $150 or lower, and I think it goes down to $50/mo minimum in a realistic scenario. It gets muddy because they do Phone and TV as well, so depending on the bundle it can be different as well.

Whaaaaaa...? Sorry, it's late, I don't understand everything redface.gif)

I get 100/100mbps advertised (probably less) for roughly 65$, without TV but with a landline we don't use. I would have to pay 90$ for a TV offer (250+ channels, but I'm with the cheapest provider, I think)... No data cap. In what extent is that comparable with the US market?
     
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