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And yeah, a DOCSIS upgrade is pretty much an automatic switch for higher speeds - with the DOCSIS 3.0 capable modems in homes of course.
ONLY if they have the back-end fiber to actually allow that much traffic to go between the main office and the rest of the internet. The article also ignores that fact.
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tell me about it. i've hit 15GB just between the day before yesterday and yesterday. (The Witcher, Bioshock 2, Battlefield Bad Company 2)

this sucks., why not upgrade their networks? i can understand it's expensive, but if it is what gets you money, then surely.

what do they expect will happen 5, 10 years down the line when HD video becomes mainstream and you have bigger demands on web traffic?

i hope this doesn't happen....
They won't upgrade because they are all dirty, greedy, cheap.......................Ferengi, yeah Ferengi. I'll leave it to others to figure out what I really mean.
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ONLY if they have the back-end fiber to actually allow that much traffic to go between the main office and the rest of the internet. The article also ignores that fact.
No it doesn't. Charter specifically stated the costs necessary in rolling out DOCSIS 3.0 in a linked article from that site. The fiber doesn't need to be updated otherwise they would have said so in it. Current fiber infrastructures aren't being used to their full potential as it is, DOCSIS 2.0 is holding it back.

http://www.lightreading.com/document...63546&site=cdn
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No it doesn't. Charter specifically stated the costs necessary in rolling out DOCSIS 3.0 in a linked article from that site.
Oh, gotcha. It's an old article, though.
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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
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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
Thats interesting....

Is that how they started the internet in new zealand or did it just kinda happen?
Also what were peoples reaction to it?

If anything America helped bring the internet to the world, now corporations and government are getting greedy and our communications infrastructure is falling behind some other countries. I could list them, but i dont feel like going to google now.
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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.
Same here for Australia.
Im paying $49.95 a month for 90GB on-peak/90GB off-peak of downloads, for 24mbps.
If I go over that, my speed gets capped to something like 256kpbs.

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You dont know how lucky you guys are in the U.S having no cap and just paying for the connection
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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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I highly doubt they'll be so generous with us, we are talking about American companies here...
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Same here for Australia.
Im paying $49.95 a month for 90GB on-peak/90GB off-peak of downloads, for 24mbps.
If I go over that, my speed gets capped to something like 256kpbs.


This
Wat....

And i have the same question for you, did they start the internet in Australia like that?
Or did they just come out and say it?
And if so how did the people react to it?

I see people going crazy over here, if they attempt to clamp down on the internet.....

Society's as a whole, always seem to let the unacceptable be the acceptable some time down the road.

philosophically speaking
I hope the foundation of America can handle an earthquake.
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