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post #11 of 255
Damn, I hope they dont bring this too the UK as this must suck.
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Originally Posted by chemicalfan View Post
Soooooooooooooo glad to be in the UK.
Don't expect it to take long to have the same regulation there too.

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Originally Posted by xXjay247Xx View Post
Damn, I hope they dont bring this too the UK as this must suck.
It will happen.
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post #13 of 255
Such a sad world we live in. The rich want more and the poor just want to get by. The rich get richer I guess...
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1 step forward, 2 steps back.
Edited by [Adz] - 12/22/10 at 8:01am
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post #15 of 255
O boy
I use 20gb a day

lets hope they don't start changing by the GB


everything I have heard about the FCC rules have to do with broadband not dial up
do they effect dial up?
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 12/22/10 at 8:01am
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post #16 of 255
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Yeah this sucks!!!! Especially for people who use Steam and other download services for games and such!!! I know I can easily hit 10gb in a month with out a problem!! I also use a lot of the streaming video/audio sites.. Hulu, Pandora etc... I sure hope that my ISP doesn't stoop to this level...
i have hit 40GB with my data card from ATT and i have cable at home.....what does that tell you!!!


i say if they do the better offer an unlimited plan!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #17 of 255
my isp allows 100gb download and 50gb upload cap per month. We manage an average of 3.xxgb per day usage. With youtube and other <cough> streaming video sites this is more than enough internet usage per month.
However, isp's with this type of cap can rip customers off if a customer doesnt know to calculate usage and uses internet for only email and chat.
Charging per gigbyte and overage charges are a great idea, in my opinion.
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my isp allows 100gb download and 50gb upload cap per month. We manage an average of 3.xxgb per day usage. With youtube and other <cough> streaming video sites this is more than enough internet usage per month.
However, isp's with this type of cap can rip customers off if a customer doesnt know to calculate usage and uses internet for only email and chat.
Charging per gigbyte and overage charges are a great idea, in my opinion.
A great idea? You must be a business major in college or something. How many everyday people are going to check their monthly GB usage constantly? Even extremist users such as myself that loves to game, having to check that BS every day contantly is going to be extremely annoying. I have netflix and watch stuff pretty much everyday. I also game, download games from steam, download music off of iTunes etc. This charging per GB crap is just a way to them to make more money. It has little or nothing to do with controlling torrents and other illegal downloads, even though they will use that as their lame excuse...
post #19 of 255
The ISP's need to stop crying about their bandwidth problems and install some decent infrastructure. Fiber optics or get out.
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I go over my 60GB cap every month and I don't even download anything really except the odd game demo or update, and drivers I guess. This is hopefully not going to affect Canada...
     
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