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Someone tell 4chan about this, they will take care of the problem lol.
i agree
4chan took care of the wikileaks problem, though in one of the raids 4chan got such massive traffic that ATT blocked them out.
post #52 of 255
on a slightly more serious note, you all should have seen this coming. all other utilities charge based on usage. it was only a matter of time.
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on a slightly more serious note, you all should have seen this coming. all other utilities charge based on usage. it was only a matter of time.
Internet access is not a utility...
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I really hope this doesn't reach the UK....

I mean, with the Steam sales going on right now it'd be a nightmare! I've already got two games recently and I re-installed a fresh of Windows 7, so I've had to download all my games again (I have spent a fair amount on games as well).....
    
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So.. what if one ISP decides to have unlimited up/downloads if this goes through, I bet they would get A LOT of new customers.
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I didn't take the time to read the topic but ... it isn't about lack of infrastructure. There is enough "dark fiber" buried out there to allow for a lot mor growth.

I guess it counts as an upgradem but even if they got to the point where they did fill it up, there are nu,erpous ways to compress that would gain a bit more.

Its all about money. Invest in ISP is the only way to feel good I guess
    
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No, it doesn't sound great. What will happen if someone uses the Cloud? Like Chrome. I can see this working with people that don't use the internet much, but the price could get out of hand
Google's in on it! They are all "everything is internet blah blah blah" and then they back people that charge per usage! Mwahaha!

anywho..

yeah, I'm not liking this idea, and it won't lower congestion anyway, it'll just make power user pay more money. Nice to know that in the ever increasing importance of the internet in the modern world our country is deciding to take one step forward and then tumble back down a set of stairs.
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Obama's Nation.


Say what you want, that's what it is.


Monthly fees are set to cover bandwidth. I say, if we are to do this, to set tiers.

IE, 10MB/s line:

Up to 10GB, $19.95 a month
11GB-30GB, $29.95 a month
31GB-100GB, $39.95 a month
UNLIMITED, $59.95 a month
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What did no one see this coming?!? Actually no one seemed to bring it up in the thread about the changes they were going to make except me.

By and far I'm more worried about this crap than any patriot act extension. I along with most everyone else doesn't go and play criminal online. But we do use the internet a LOT. So we could all be screwed. This is the real problem of the recent FCC ruling.
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This will never happen. As crippled as the US economy is right now (the majority of still-active consumers are opting for the less-costly), do you really think that big business or the government will allow isp providers (albeit their influence is heavy as well being a communications device used by everyone) to whine their way into damaging companies like google, Netflix, Microsoft, etc., etc. (only the first three that come to mind), which are building the longevity or their companies based on cloud-based business?

Instead of directing isp's to reevaluate their consumer pricing (this strategy works for many business models during recession but usually also benefits the consumer - obviously this wouldn't be the case here), they should instead consider raising the par on what service providers are allowed to classify as broadband and protecting the country's future in the communications arena.
werd...

I just don't believe it's even possible. Imagine ISPs operated like wireless providers here in US ! There would be some major decent lol
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