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Where does it say the plan will incorporate a 250GB cap?
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Originally Posted by hitman1985 View Post
250gb caps probably, so .... kinda useless...
How, exactly, is it "kinda useless"? I, for one, don't use more than one gigabyte of internet traffic, a day. That's twenty-eight to thirty-one gigabytes a month. I'd say three of my other roommates download even less, so I'll call them all two gigabytes a day, which brings our total to eighty-four to ninety-three a month. My fourth roommate downloads a good deal more than the rest of us (what he is downloading, frankly, I don't want to know) and I have assigned his computer a cap of four gigabytes a day through our router. So that's roughly eight gigabytes a day, for a monthly total of two hundred and twenty-four to two hundred and forty-eight a month.

The proposed service would easily suit the needs of my household, with enough leeway to allow for unexpected events (fifty-two gigabytes should be enough for that, at least). After you hit the cap, though, you'd likely merely be throttled down on your connection speed.

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...if they cap gigabit speeds and limit how much you download then it is not worth it. Imagine that 250gb limit and yet you get gigabit speeds, whats the point if there is a limit?
Imagine you have two cars you can drive:

One is extremely fast, but has a small fuel tank. When the fuel runs out, you have to get a tow truck to drive you around until it recharges, and tow trucks are extremely slow. The fuel recharges every month.

The other is one-tenth the speed of the first, and has a fuel tank the same size. When the fuel runs out on it, it becomes as slow as the first car. The fuel for this car recharges every month, too.


With the first car, you can get to work ten times faster, come home ten times faster, and do everything ten times faster. You are burning through your fuel faster, yes, but ONLY because you're proportionally saving time by being able to get even more done. You may, with all of that time, decide to try and do more in the day, and, thusly, spend more fuel than you would with the second car.

But with both cars, when you run out of fuel, you're stuck at the same speed. So, really, it's all about usage honestly. What you need to do is assign usage limits to any high-bandwidth devices that don't need real-time data transference levels.

Besides that, I'm not in favor of bandwidth quantity caps. I don't think they really solve the problem that a tenth of a percent of people are using the vast majority of the bandwidth. That problem needs to be solved by figuring out why, exactly, they are using so much bandwidth, and then working to find a way to lower the bandwidth charges on that task, or to remove the task in case of certain illegal things that need not be named.
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I'd love it.

I'm stuck with DSL from TWC or from a local provider that costs too much for too little.
I use to pay $35 for 1.5 MB/second from TWC...

Now I pay $46 for 1.8 MB/ second from Clear, but I can take it with me almost anywhere locally (inside the city), mobility is nice, really...

Then I think AT&T offers like 1 MB / Second or around there for like $28/month, but don't quote me on that, all I know is they want a whopping $80 for a pre-coded modem, which is lame, because they do this to charge less to attract more customers, but you must pay more up front to get the cheaper service, those of course who stay longer eventually see a discount..

Then there is Cricket Wifi (mobile), which is $45 a month and I think delivers all of 100 KB/second at best, usually 60-80 KB/second, which is mega lame.
But many people sign up for cricket because they don't need a bank account, which is where the money is to be made, truly...
(Like pre-paid phones, which Cricket is making a killing at too!)

Seeing a national LAN would be like the bomb, making great apps like Skype (A computer phone / VOIP software) REALLY good, computer 2 computer for free!
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There's over 300 millions american so i hope im one of the 100m. Comcast sucks
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There's over 300 millions american so i hope im one of the 100m. Comcast sucks
the article stated 100 million US homes...so it should cover more then 100 million people....

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Originally Posted by DrDarkTempler View Post
Ya... ISP gonna charge us crazy amount of monthly fee to get those 100mb/s speeds

3mb/s to 7mb/s already $40-$50, and Second fastest Fios is $150/months without phone plan and FastestFios 150mb/s down 35mb/s up is $200 without phone plan....
interesting pricing, rip offs i say
but i say this is more of a rip off

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I hope this will b reasonably priced

Edited by Jamar16 - 2/12/11 at 6:32pm
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The ISP's would rather die a thousand deaths then let the FCC do this. They will lobby their greedy hearts out to stop or severely slow this.
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the article stated 100 million US homes...so it should cover more then 100 million people....


argh, u've made my look stupid. I think theres little over a 100 million homes in the us so why didn't they say most of america.. I hope they come through with this. I hate comcast
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Yay something else I'll probably be excluded from... Somehow I doubt my community will get connected and I'll be stuck with this satellite internet forever.
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The ISP's would rather die a thousand deaths then let the FCC do this. They will lobby their greedy hearts out to stop or severely slow this.
Um, isn't the FCC is the government?

If so, they don't stand a prayer...
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