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This is going to be rediculous for me. With me and 3 other buddies living together, 4 computers. Mine is the only one that games, mainly rift. There are 2 xbox's in addition on at least 10 hours a day I'd say on live. I calculated for just 1 hour how much bandwitdth just my computer was using on the network, 1 gb. GG lol. Luckily my ISP doesn't have a cap....yet.
post #142 of 275
LoL @ people who thought that capitalism was going to fix this issue. Welcome to the Corporatocracy, where they set the rules and you buy anyways, b/c there's no one else to buy from.
    
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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.
You have to factor everything in, because it is not just "download" traffic they are capping, it's the whole thing. So you "pay" for spam and advertising and so on, along with what you choose to actually download. And AdBlocking doesn't help, because sure, it reject the download on your end, but it still gets downloaded to the ISP, and they will charge that against your cap. This is open to all kinds of abuses - like, once AT&T caps you, then what rules are in place that would regulate the garbage that they might create to send you, like giant Flash based adspam, but because you have a "business relationship" with your ISP - you have no recourse.

I am not entirely "against" capping - but I would like to see metered usage based on the actual cost of moving a GB of data - not their little fantasy numbers that they cook up with to pay for their new yachts. Like I think a GB of data would cost like, 2 to 3 cents - but they will want to charge $2-3 - unless you get with one of their "plans" - plans that are so outrageous that really, you'd get a better deal from a loan shark.

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Disappointed that the FCC has done nothing to keep AT&T in check.
Add that to the vast heap of FCC disappointment. I think the last good thing the FCC achieved was when they brought in 40 channels on CB - everything since has been the FCC being a shill for some special interest, for massive profit groups, like the wingnuts that managed to use the FCC to lever freedom of speech off of the airwaves.
post #144 of 275
I have AT&T Uverse. I am sure I am already going over this limit monthly.
Work alone I use up to 150GB a month (VoIP phone, constant downloads from customers and developers as well as using our ticketing system over a VPN)
Personal use I am pulling who knows how much bandwidth. I am also constantly downloading updates, software, media, and gaming. I can't imagine I am the only one on this website that uses this much bandwidth a month. I have for sure gone over 500GB some months without a problem.
AT&T you may have lost yourself a customer. I really did enjoy your service while it lasted. Maybe I will put up a petition and see how many signatures I can get.
Edited by hy897t - 3/14/11 at 10:01am
post #145 of 275
Well, I plan on maxing my connection 24/7 until this is implemented and then switching ISPs. My local provider still has an uncapped 8down/2up plan for the same price. Time to find some 1080p series to download overnight.. lol, some linux distros too can't hurt.
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So Att is gonna start capping my bandwidth. What do I do? Setup a script that downloads random Linux distributions and deletes them and downloads them again. It does this over and over and over.... If I calculated it correctly I can do 35tb before they start capping
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I feel bad for you guys in America :/
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You have to factor everything in, because it is not just "download" traffic they are capping, it's the whole thing. So you "pay" for spam and advertising and so on, along with what you choose to actually download. And AdBlocking doesn't help, because sure, it reject the download on your end, but it still gets downloaded to the ISP, and they will charge that against your cap. This is open to all kinds of abuses - like, once AT&T caps you, then what rules are in place that would regulate the garbage that they might create to send you, like giant Flash based adspam, but because you have a "business relationship" with your ISP - you have no recourse.

I am not entirely "against" capping - but I would like to see metered usage based on the actual cost of moving a GB of data - not their little fantasy numbers that they cook up with to pay for their new yachts. Like I think a GB of data would cost like, 2 to 3 cents - but they will want to charge $2-3 - unless you get with one of their "plans" - plans that are so outrageous that really, you'd get a better deal from a loan shark.



Add that to the vast heap of FCC disappointment. I think the last good thing the FCC achieved was when they brought in 40 channels on CB - everything since has been the FCC being a shill for some special interest, for massive profit groups, like the wingnuts that managed to use the FCC to lever freedom of speech off of the airwaves.
Oh, I absolutely agree--there are obvious problems when it comes down to the fact that the person paying for the net access, and hence the data, is not always able to "choose" what data is being downloaded/uploaded. At that point, it's entirely unfair for an ISP to meter bandwidth without, at the same time, taking measures to prevent "junk" from funneling through a customer's connection. However, I do think that 250GB, for even the moderate user (which is probably greater than 95% of the population) is still more than enough. Not that I'm defending it, but it's better than saying, "here's 10GB, sorry that half of it will be traffic that you will have no say of whether it occurs or not." It's not fair, just less unfair...
    
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I feel bad for you guys in America :/
Care to enlighten us on the flawless and homogenous continent that is Europe? Specifically, your country of residence.
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Uh oh, time to switch ISP.
I have seven computers that download an average of 500gb a week.
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How's that free market going for you ameri canny
 
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