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Originally Posted by AdvanSuper View Post
I've used over 3GB in one month and it's very possible especially with tethering. Good thing I am grandfathered in with my unlimited data though
I have satellite internet at home
and I hate it more than aids and cancer. /exaggeration

so I do most of my downloading at school

within an 8 hour period I downloaded over 25 Gigs of content.

and it could have been more.

but I have needs, and the only reason I was able to do that was because my school has good freakin' internet.

if they just tether speeds to users into tiers I wouldn't have a problem, but having bandwidth caps is the Internets satanic abortion.

[too tired to think straight, but thinks points was gotten across]
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post #122 of 255
He is an idiot that doesn't realize Steam users will kill him when he sleeps.
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post #123 of 255
Wait, US only? Canada safe?

And I easily do 135GBs a day. Should I cash out my house, car and life savings to pay my internet bill per month?

135 * 31 (on everyother month) = 4185$ internet bill
Edited by Birdy1337 - 12/22/10 at 10:20pm
    
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post #124 of 255
Quote:
Originally Posted by Birdy1337 View Post
Wait, US only? Canada safe?

And I easily do 135GBs a day. Should I cash out my house, car and life savings to pay my internet bill per month?

135 * 31 (on everyother month) = 4185$ internet bill
OMG

that is awesome

but
questions

1st: How can you have that much internets you want?
2nd: How can you have the much storage?
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post #125 of 255
My house uses 80-120 GB a month.
Most of that is hulu on one computer.
 
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post #126 of 255
Difference between ISP's and a utility is utilities are regulated like crazy and are only allowed a profit margin the ISP's would choke on, ~10% IIRC.

I say treat the ISP's like utilities. They are very similar regional monopolies etc. Make them follow the utilities path and watch them whine like crazy.
    
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post #127 of 255
Valve, whoever owns Hulu, Netflix and other companies like this should help us fight this BS. Canada will have caps come 2011 as well.
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post #128 of 255
>Charging people for stuff that's not real

Hurmmmmm

I swear, I'm pretty sure I'm paying for a service not a good.
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post #129 of 255
why is it how we are advancing in things like technology and the internet, we now have to go back into destroying what we created? this is completely pointless and will destroy the internet in every way, why have the convenience of the internet any more if they do this to it? it would be like a cell phone, its really dumb..
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post #130 of 255
Even after what I posted earlier, I doubt this will happen, or it will be way different than we anticipate. People would boycott and be pissed if they charged by the GB.
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