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One way i counter this is to download stuff off usenet where files are broken up into smaller pieces
This^^^


Side note.. Does it say all uverse users or select markets?
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So what's your big plan of not allowing it to happen? Don't have one? Ya, didn't think so.
It doesn't matter if there is a plan or not. We're just going to allow it to happen anyway.

Yes, we're going to have a few people whine and cry about it on the forums like what we're seeing now, but in general, US companies know our limits and they push our buttons every single time because we have people with a attitude like yours.
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What sucks is they are going to start slow. Big caps today, but in a couple of years they will shrink.
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Both broadband in my area sucks. Time Warner is that much better than AT&T...
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Most unlimited ISPs in the uk have caps of like 100GB

All i can say its going to get worse.
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I love Australia now. 1TB limit! <3
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That's the same crap excuse they tried using here.

So, is the US going to protest this just as much as people in Canada?
They will protest more because they still have enough bandwidth left to complain. I think it is nuts that Americans would look at this cap as "draconian", considering the cap is higher than the biggest accounts that were commonly available in Canada - and at least fifteen times bigger than the "generous" cap that cable companies were used to giving out (and 75 times higher than the schlock Bell dishes out - a meagre 2 GB/Mo that is barely enough to download the last Win7 service pack...
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so how do we get the ball rolling for pushing against this?
I was asking myself the same question.


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If they implement a broadband cap, then I'll implement a new ISP. Simple.
That's what I did. But many people aren't that fortunate. Not to mention they have you by the balls.

Because at&t mobile has there "4G" crap that they advertise. But from the sprint 4G that I've witnessed from my sisters laptop. It's fast. Equally fast as a 1.5mb DSL connection. BUT that speed only lasted for 3 minutes then her usb modem switched her back to 3G speeds. So this tells me that these Telecom Companies are purposely doing this. BTW, I live in NY (the 2nd Largest state in America,...19 Million people suffering (and growing).

About Canada: Canada is close to the size of California (37 million +) America as a whole is 308 million+ (source). American's don't protest as passionately as other countries (so my Caribbean parents tell me all the time), that is why so many corporations can do what they want. Then when a protest does work, the corporations just lobby congress to give them what they want. The sad truth is in this country the corporations have more power the then government that is "suppose" to regulate them. "The New America" is a nation controlled by corporations, not by congressmen/ congress women.
     
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I'm absolutely against it in principle, but in practice, my house has never gotten close to our 250GB limit (local cable company is our ISP--in our area, it's only the local ISP for cable, or DSL providers). I don't think we even got close to 100GB, and that's with netflix and other moderate streaming/download usage.

Disappointed that the FCC has done nothing to keep AT&T in check.
    
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