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post #11 of 92
This is madness!

I can kill 5gigs in one day easy, AND that's non p2p or anything of the sort!

I could probably use up the 50 in a week or so... And this is just by myself(my main rig), not including the 5 other computers on our network!!!


If they even try to implement this in CA I'm switching to FiOs!


I feel sorry for the guinea pigs in TX.
I hope that TW finds that a good deal of their customer base changes providers soon after TW tries to force this on 'em!
Edited by DesertRat - 6/3/08 at 6:02am
post #12 of 92
While most countries progress in their technology, we here in America are going backwards. They want to control the Internet like they do with TV, subscription based channels & subscription based Internet site access. Then they'll introduce pricing packages for limited number of sites. $39.99 for Google.com, Amazon.com, Yahoo.com. Want to access sites like OverClock.net? Well get our Premium package for $79.99 + $10.00 for extra websites you visit.
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While most countries progress in their technology, we here in America are going backwards. They want to control the Internet like they do with TV, subscription based channels & subscription based Internet site access. Then they'll introduce pricing packages for limited number of sites. $39.99 for Google.com, Amazon.com, Yahoo.com. Want to access sites like OverClock.net? Well get our Premium package for $79.99 + $10.00 for extra websites you visit.
uggh! the World Wide Web needs to stay free! it was practically a foundign principle of it!

I was about to make a political comment but I'll keep it to myself
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uggh! the World Wide Web needs to stay free! it was practically a foundign principle of it!
The web still will be free. It is metering your network traffic, web or otherwise, that is being proposed.

And no, "free" access was never part of any "founding principle" of the web. There has almost always been a cost to get connected, although it may have been hidden if you were introduced to the web at school and weren't paying for access yourself.

All this said, I am with the majority here...I've been a TW/RoadRunner customer for over ten years now. But if they start metering me I will very likely look for a competitor that will not meter me. I doubt that I consume 5GB/month right now, but almost certainly will in the next few years...streaming video, especially HD video, will cut through a 5GB cap like a hot knife through butter. Not to mention that a great deal of what gets streamed to you isn't even within your control (how many video- or audio-enabled ads do you see every time you surf the net? That will count against your cap, you know.)
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I'd call up TW and cancel my service the minute it went into effect if they brought this here.

Ditto, I'm gonna tell my dad to switch if this happens where we are.

~Gooda~
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*Hopefully* people will vote with their wallets and TW will see that such policy doesn't go unnoticed and that they have plummeting sales as a result.
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Woo! Time to switch internet companies for the 3rd time! I guess I will give Qwest a try now.
    
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(how many video- or audio-enabled ads do you see every time you surf the net? That will count against your cap, you know.)
Usually zero, Scriptkill FTW.

I'm glad I'm not in the trial area, but we don't have many options up here besides slower DSL.
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5GB monthly cap?????????????????????? I would drop that ISP in a red hot second.........
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While most countries progress in their technology, we here in America are going backwards. They want to control the Internet like they do with TV, subscription based channels & subscription based Internet site access. Then they'll introduce pricing packages for limited number of sites. $39.99 for Google.com, Amazon.com, Yahoo.com. Want to access sites like OverClock.net? Well get our Premium package for $79.99 + $10.00 for extra websites you visit.
This is to finance future infrastructure, and makes no mention of tiering.

This is a trial, so I have a feeling they will take the hint and decide to not continue this further; as such it would set an example for the other companies to not try cap'ing.
    
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