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You think switching is going to fix it all? The major players start charging for bandwidth, in time all the smaller ISPs will follow suit because it's the thing to do. Follow or be left behind.
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post #32 of 41
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You think switching is going to fix it all? The major players start charging for bandwidth, in time all the smaller ISPs will follow suit because it's the thing to do. Follow or be left behind.
the ISP's are not going to win.
this already happened in my country,the main ISP did that and everybody immediately switched to the unlimited ones and after a couple months the main ISP(Arnet) switched back to the normal services and never ever charged per usage/GB per month.
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post #33 of 41
This is America. Our government can do anything they want because the American people are too stupid / lazy to do anything about anything. The price of gas, internet usage, etc..

There are many countries in the world in which the government is scared of its citizens (i.e. France), instead of the other way around (i.e. USA).

Until we all stand up and say no together as a country, big brother will continue to systematically take away our rights as American citizens and this is just another step.
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I'm fine with this as long as they truly take "charging by the byte" to heart. For example, my grandmother pays $19.99/month for DSL... If she only checks her email every other day and uses the occasional "gugle" as she puts it then she should be charged @ a greatly reduced rate. I doubt she even uses 1gb per month. So if the ISPs offer a $2.50/month plan for those who use 2gb or less so be it. If they only impose "caps" to milk more money from high BW users then F them and the BS train they rolled up in on. I'm all about fair usage but it better damn well be fair and not merely a ploy to make more money.
Agreed.
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post #35 of 41
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This is America. Our government can do anything they want because the American people are too stupid / lazy to do anything about anything. The price of gas, internet usage, etc..

There are many countries in the world in which the government is scared of its citizens (i.e. France), instead of the other way around (i.e. USA).

Until we all stand up and say no together as a country, big brother will continue to systematically take away our rights as American citizens and this is just another step.
I couldn't have said it better myself. Over the last few years the government has stepped into so many places they don't belong to regulate things they have no right to control. And since we as a country are so scared by the bull**** news reports of terrorists around every corner we seem to think that we should let them do what they want and continue to "protect us". This is BULL****. We need to rise the hell up and say "**** You" we are FREE!
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The price of gas
Is determined by a global market, we don't have much say in that.

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There are many countries in the world in which the government is scared of its citizens (i.e. France), instead of the other way around (i.e. USA).
I like my car much better when not on fire.

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Until we all stand up and say no together as a country, big brother will continue to systematically take away our rights as American citizens and this is just another step.
Highly highly doubt this is going to happen. I'm sad to say it but I've seriously considered leaving the country after I graduate, God knows I don't want to.
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post #37 of 41
thank god at least the US is a capitalist country. WE have the power, not THEM!!!
whoever doesn't do this, everyone take their business. if they aren't in your area, get them to expand to your area with disgruntled torrenters' support!
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post #38 of 41
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You think switching is going to fix it all? The major players start charging for bandwidth, in time all the smaller ISPs will follow suit because it's the thing to do. Follow or be left behind.
um get some common sense. this is the most unintelligent post in the thread
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post #39 of 41
we already have caps here in aus, and they have been here for a long time! i am currently on a 1.5mbps (bits) for 50 a month with 15gb dl. if i go over, it is shaped but there are still many plans that charge per mb over. welcome to our world
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post #40 of 41
Yeah, the ISP's in AUS suck.
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