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getting rid of a flat fee would probably reduce the rate that games are bought on platforms like steam/DLC stuff, people will opt to drive to a store so they don't need to waste 10gbs downloading something
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It appears to me that cable companies are heavily in favor of paying for usage. Otherwise they will just die. As we know, young people do give a **** about TV, it is all on the net. Since I moved to the USA in 2004 I have not bothered with owning a tv.
True. Heck i have not had cable tv for a couple of years now. Dvd series and internet is all i need to watch something entertaining.
    
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This already happens to us here in New Zealand, im currently on 25GB for $30 a month plus a $50 connection fee a month.

You dont know how lucky you guys are in the U.S having no cap and just paying for the connection
some people here really think that it is unfair that everyone is going to be charged based on usage, when Home A downloaded 10 GB last month and Home B downloaded 2 TB last month while both of them paid 60 dollars for the same service.
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This will never happen. People would go crazy if it did.
    
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How will I download my Linux .iso's?

Noooooooo!
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some people here really think that it is unfair that everyone is going to be charged based on usage, when Home A downloaded 10 GB last month and Home B downloaded 2 TB last month while both of them paid 60 dollars for the same service.
I use 1-2GB a month. I also pay $30 for it. I tether with my Droid .
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If this happens, I'll just spoof my MAC/IP address, crack my neighbor's wifi, and use their internet once I am near the cap. Hopefully many others would do the same, so stir up some real public outrage.
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better be like $00.10 per 1gb. i can live with that.
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some people here really think that it is unfair that everyone is going to be charged based on usage, when Home A downloaded 10 GB last month and Home B downloaded 2 TB last month while both of them paid 60 dollars for the same service.
Last I checked both houses had the internet on 24/7. Maybe they should be billed by the minute.

ISP's and phone companies need to get off their high horses, charging these outrageous fees when text messaging and bandwidth charges and complainin their the victim. There's a reason why places like japan and korea don't have to deal with ****ty slow connections and still pay and arm and leg for em. If the government seriously wants to intervene, how about investing in fiber optics for the country and leave the ISP's with 1%-2% margins instead letting them steal money from us. Then we'll see some true competition in this joke of a market.

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If this happens, I'll just spoof my MAC/IP address, crack my neighbor's wifi, and use their internet once I am near the cap. Hopefully many others would do the same, so stir up some real public outrage.
We'll they'll just register your new mac address... i spoof my mac like 10 times a day an the 2nd one is illegal
Edited by darksideleader - 12/22/10 at 9:24pm
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You would think companies like Valve (Steam), Netflix, Sony, etc... would be trying to fight this. If I have to pay per GB I'm screwed. I've downloaded over 37 gb worth of games through steam since their sale started. My PS3 has downloaded over 3 gb worth of updates (GT5) and demos, home, etc... in the same time period.
Edited by rebelextrm02 - 12/22/10 at 9:26pm
 
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