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Get used to it USA. I wil be glad to see lower costs as this will lower the cost if they add reduced speeds after so much and also stop those massive downloaders. No wonder why some people experience slow downs on sites as someone is chewing up the bandwidth.
From what I can see in the plans mentioned in the article they aren't even reducing costs. 768 kb connection with 5 GB monthly limit for $30..... RIP OFF. Next year during school I was thinking I was going to be getting Time warner cable, but now if there is any other company in the area with decent speeds I'm going their way. As of right now I think that company might be Windstream.
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post #22 of 92
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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.
Even a noticable loss of subscribers may not be enough to make sense to the number crunchers. If it takes X dollars to support the network as is, but Y dollars (fewer dollars) to support a capped network (because less hardware and staff is needed), TW will break even as long as their subscriber loss does not exceed X minus Y dollars in subcription fees.

Heck, they might even be willing to take a loss if they think that doing so, even in the face of subsriber loss, "sends a message" that capping is "necessary"; in order to create some sort of industry wide practice of doing this, even if the customers don't like it.

I don't think I'm going to wait. Not that it will accomplish much, but I think I'll be firing off a letter to my local this week notifynig them that I will be changing service providers if they ever establish caps here. Early feedback from a long-standing, premium-service-buying customer hopefully won't go straight to the circular file...
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post #23 of 92
Sorry to burst everyone's bubble, but where I am, i have had a 60Gb cap for about 8 months now. Also, High bandwidth users are limited when using torrents, or P2P. I have a hard time using my webcam in msn, and browsing the web by the end of the month. I live in Ontario Canada. Just so you all know.
post #24 of 92
The problem is TW won't mind losing 5% of their current market if it saves them 50% on bandwidth(if their numbers are correct). The problem is they are not thinking of the future where there will be more websites with video on demand. I know netflix already does it as well as a few others. Once this becomes more mainstream they will find themselves losing alot more that the 5% they anticipate. In conclusion TW = morons
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[quote=DesertRat;3964081]If they even try to implement this in CA I'm switching to FiOs![quote]I'm surprised you haven't already.
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post #26 of 92
40gb cap, what a joke. I use more than that in 10 days, without bittorrent running, even... and thats for a 15mb service. They only offer 7 down here, so are they gonna give me a 20gb cap?
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post #27 of 92
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Get used to it USA. I wil be glad to see lower costs as this will lower the cost if they add reduced speeds after so much and also stop those massive downloaders. No wonder why some people experience slow downs on sites as someone is chewing up the bandwidth.
If you truly believe this then you have VERY wishful thinking. They doing this to maximize profits and cut cost, not to provide a better server.

Besides, many places aren't strongly affect by any bandwidth fluctuations.
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post #28 of 92
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5GB monthly cap?????????????????????? I would drop that ISP in a red hot second.........
Yeah, at the University we had 2GB PER DAY cap.

But it doesn't get cut after that, we just got throttled to 2mbps, lol, still fast by Maine standards.
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post #29 of 92
i am with TWC now, for about several years. Now will i cancel the internet connection but also the TV cable service too... If this happens, i'll call them, dog them and then cancel. Oh, I'll even tell them I'll tell all my buddies to make the switch too.. should be interesting...
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post #30 of 92
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If Verizon starts this, I feel sorry for Fios owners.

Don't even say that!
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