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I'll go unibomber on the isp's if this **** happens.
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I find it funny that future OS's are going to depend more on the internet for cloud services and just more computing from the web and isp's are going to be charging more for bandwidth. ISP's know that there is going to be money to be made real soon of the new os's and they want to get a greedy cut of it.
^^This^^
It is interesting that Wall Street now steps in speculating, feeding the fire of greed. And the average consumer is so oblivious to what is happening. I am all for a free market, but when corporations can not police themselves, some one needs to step in and say enough is enough. Unless of course consumers world wide form a global boycot. Like thats going to happen.
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If ISPs chose to do that new ISPs would just spring up offering true unlimited packages.
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If they propose this, i will immediately
cancel my ISP
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If ISPs chose to do that new ISPs would just spring up offering true unlimited packages.
Riiiight... because right now, most areas are lucky if they have 3 choices for internet, when in reality most of the time its 1 or 2. I'm not going to pretend to know what it costs/requires to start up an ISP, but seeing as how the competition is spead very thin between only a few huge companies, I think it probably borderlines on impossible. I seriously hope I am wrong though...

The reality is, most users don't even come close to needing an unlimited plan. I would say that even at best 75% of the people on this site perhaps might, but we are all the exception. Most of America streams a little Netflix, dad watches 7 mins of porn twice a week, and mom updates her facebook and looks for recipes or something. At the end of the month, that is nothing compared to a power user on this site... THAT is who the cable companies are looking at, not us.
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If ISPs chose to do that new ISPs would just spring up offering true unlimited packages.
One Question: Over whose infrastructure will this startup pass their unmetered traffic?
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This scary me with the whole pipe ordeal.

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I transfer more than 3 Tb of data a month what's my bill then

And next year I hope to move to fiber and hit between 5§ a month
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It has been a monopoly for years. Corrupt as hell.
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I'll go unibomber on the isp's if this **** happens.
why don't you try going outside? you make it sound like you have a lot to lose with this internet thing.
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