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post #11 of 275
ATT...
Pfff haha.
If you live in So. Cal you will understand this...
AT&T=JOKE!

here in San Diego
Cox and Time Warner Eat Att for snack time (not even lunch)

Good bye AT&T, nice knowing ya... not
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So, is the US going to protest this just as much as people in Canada?
Probably not. Comcast has a 250GB cap and I didn't see anyone form a major protest about it when they made it public.
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Yuck. Bandwidth caps are never good and slow down the internets' progress.

150GB is a pitiful amount per month. I just checked my logs and I used a little over 230GB.



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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
Probably not. Comcast has a 250GB cap and I didn't see anyone form a major protest about it when they made it public.
The problem is that most people don't use that much bandwidth. My grandparents used a whopping 350MB last month, and I'm rather certain 200MB was Windows Updates that I installed for them.

When you have a majority of people using so little, the people who cost you a lot of money are the enemy.
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I don't like limits in general. And why go out of your wY to implement something like thus if it only has to do with 2% of you customer base going over?

That being said, so far my 24MB Uverse has been great! I have no idea how much bandwidth I use. If this policy change affects me negatively then I'll go with Docsis 3 offered by cable company at twice the speed.

/shrug
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post #15 of 275
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How does AT&T defend the move? The company explains it will only impact two percent of consumers who use "a disproportionate amount of bandwidth," and poses the caps as an alternative to throttling transfer speeds.
Ugh..... Ok, this is BS. If this was the case, then there would be no point
to the cap. They simply wanna do what everyone else is doing, ie not
upgrade their network and instead put data caps in place. cuz ya know, if
one jumps off a bridge, they all have to....

hmm, actually, their execs should ALL jump off a very tall bridge
so we can put somebody in charge who doesn't SUCK!
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I don't like limits in general. And why go out of your wY to implement something like thus if it only has to do with 2% of you customer base going over?

That being said, so far my 24MB Uverse has been great! I have no idea how much bandwidth I use. If this policy change affects me negatively then I'll go with Docsis 3 offered by cable company at twice the speed.

/shrug
If you can, try an alternate firmware for your router. I've got Tomato on my Buffalo router and it displays total transfers segmented by month / week / day.

It's really brilliant.
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Great, there goes the only good thing about my connection.
    
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Thanks justarealguy, I'll give it a try.
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Originally Posted by cayennemist View Post
ATT...
Pfff haha.
If you live in So. Cal you will understand this...
AT&T=JOKE!

here in San Diego
Cox and Time Warner Eat Att for snack time (not even lunch)

Good bye AT&T, nice knowing ya... not
Very true. Cox is a big player here in SD. I hope they don't go down in the dumps.
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Comcast already has this in their TOS. Its a 250mb/mo limit. I have the 10Mbit service and they throttle my service. I get momentary peaks of close to 20Mbit and then throttled back to a fairly hard 1.0MByte. (yes I know i changed my math in their but that's the way it works out). I think its all BS. If I pay for a rate, give me a rate, if I wanted a data limit id ask to pay per GB but I don't want that... thus the no smart phone plan.

PS I surpass my transfer limit most months and haven't heard a word yet from them... but as soon as I do I am jumping service I am paying too much for this service and I hate my comcast cable ever since they went digital.
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