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I would say that is correct, but im not that great with phone lines, plus I hope BT tries this, as I want to see them die in a Fire.
Sortof getting off-topic now so my last post.

Hull has had some of the best internet in the UK for the past 10 years. All because BT don't control the phone lines and exchanges there. Kingston telecom do.

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IMO it will inscrease piracy. who wants to have to pay for something and then pay to DOWNLOAD it as well??!
     
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IMO it will inscrease piracy. who wants to have to pay for something and then pay to DOWNLOAD it as well??!
How will this increase piracy? You still have to download the software whether you pay for it or not, and they want to impose a cap of 25 GB per month, with a $2 per GB overage charge.
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How will this increase piracy? You still have to download the software whether you pay for it or not, and they want to impose a cap of 25 GB per month, with a $2 per GB overage charge.
This discourages the use of Steam/iTunes/Netflix. Why pay for any of these services when I have to pay again just to get the content? May as well download it illegally and just pay to get the content ($ per GB)
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This discourages the use of Steam/iTunes/Netflix. Why pay for any of these services when I have to pay again just to get the content? May as well download it illegally and just pay to get the content ($ per GB)
But you are still paying for it regardless, thus it sort of defeats the core purpose of piracy in general.
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But you are still paying for it regardless, thus it sort of defeats the core purpose of piracy in general.
Yes, but those who were not pirates before are now being double dipped. Allow me to put it into perspective for you. During the Steam sale this christmas I downloaded 17 different titles. Let's say I had 100gb worth of games, and a 25gb cap.

So, I pay $32 for my 25gb, and $1/gig after that if I don't have "insurance". GTAIV was purchased for $7, and I'd say between the game and 2 xpacs, there was about 35-40gb of data. So, if I'm over my plan's cap I now have to pay $40 to download a game that I paid $7 for, effectively paying for the game, and paying again to have the data delivered to my computer. As someone who refuses to purchase software from B&M stores, if I'm being double charged, I may as well skirt around the charges I can actually avoid (assuming I'm going to download the game anyways).
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edit: ^^i didn't do that so i'm not entirely sure how accurate the math is
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I live in the US, and I just want to chime in on how ridiculous this is.

Over the course of November, December, and January... I have used 360GB, 596GB, and 359GB each month. This is on a 3Mbps connection, with the ability to download no faster than 340kB/s. This is average for me. 25GB would be saturated within a couple of days using just video streaming.

Bandwidth caps are total BS. Companies only want more money, with little to no effort.
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I live in the US, and I just want to chime in on how ridiculous this is.

Over the course of November, December, and January... I have used 360GB, 596GB, and 359GB each month. This is on a 3Mbps connection, with the ability to download no faster than 340kB/s. This is average for me. 25GB would be saturated within a couple of days using just video streaming.

Bandwidth caps are total BS. Companies only want more money, with little to no effort.
They basically want to turn the internet market into the cell phone market, we all know how great that will be right? This is really a response to shut out netflix, and other video providers on the net. When netflix launched in Canada, Rogers lowered the bandwidth cap on all their plans, and upped the speed, so basically you will fly through your bandwidth and pay more for it. These 2 providers Bell and Rogers basically want to force people to buy tv programming from them, instead of companies like netflix.
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As a Canadian I am ashamed of the CRTC. I have signed the petition, shared the petition, and have been writing my members of parliament as well as complaining through the CRTC website. I suggest you do the same.
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