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You've seen the news lately about the disasters Japan is facing now. If they can prevent disasters from happening and recover, they just built much faster broadband that is newer than before. The US doesn't seem to have that spirit about rebuilding after disasters to make them better than before. Now it's all about ripping off the majority of people, deepening their pockets with money, and brainwashing the masses to think the speeds are good.
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ATT adds another data cap to one of their services...can anyone say they are truly caught off guard by this move?
     
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Sad thing is, we are going to let this happen.

We have no choice, we can sign all the petitions all we want, but unless people are active then no one will care. This will happen.

1984.

Every ISP is thinking about doing this.
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Man, I can't expect my dissapointment. I have had their internet service back in SBC Yahoo DSL as well and have been dealing with their slow, ****ty connection since. The funny thing is, ATT is the ONLY DSL provider in my service. I don't get UVERSE or FIOS, and the ONLY cable company in my area is Broadstripe. They have 15mb internet for $30 a month, but then it jumps to $63 before taxes after a year. Plus price of the modem and the extra $90 in installation/activity fees. ***??

I know that my family goes over 150GB a month for a fact. Is there any ways I can confirm this? My dad just got off the phone with ATT and they told him they had no way of checking our monthly usage in GB. ***? Their my ISP, they know every damn website I visit, at any time of day.

So how do I monitor my usage? Is there any way I can check on ATT's website to see how much I've used? Is there a program I can run in the background that will tell me? Please help me out. Thanks.
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Man, I can't expect my dissapointment. I have had their internet service back in SBC Yahoo DSL as well and have been dealing with their slow, ****ty connection since. The funny thing is, ATT is the ONLY DSL provider in my service. I don't get UVERSE or FIOS, and the ONLY cable company in my area is Broadstripe. They have 15mb internet for $30 a month, but then it jumps to $63 before taxes after a year. Plus price of the modem and the extra $90 in installation/activity fees. ***??

I know that my family goes over 150GB a month for a fact. Is there any ways I can confirm this? My dad just got off the phone with ATT and they told him they had no way of checking our monthly usage in GB. ***? Their my ISP, they know every damn website I visit, at any time of day.

So how do I monitor my usage? Is there any way I can check on ATT's website to see how much I've used? Is there a program I can run in the background that will tell me? Please help me out. Thanks.
Most likely AT&T will update the firmware in all their modems so you can see your data usage. that's pretty much the only way they can.
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Don't think we can. Unlike Canada, this is not a government-enforced change. This is entirely up to the company.
I'm sure that Americans could somehow successfully argue that implementing caps restricts your access to information and by extension your freedom of speech.

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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.
I'm not sure when people started measuring a country's size by its population.

"Hey dude, China is 1 billion people big!"
Comparing the size of the population is not the same as comparing the size of the country.

And its the people's fault that the government can't regulate anything. People are more afraid of the government than of corporations, although they should be more afraid of the latter.
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How's that free market going for you ameri canny
Pretty well? In an idealistic free market, because the consumer is unhappy with the service being provided, consumption of the said service would decrease and competitive forces would mean a better one is developed. Now all you have to do is not use the internet for a few years and let AT&T go out of business
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Don't think we can. Unlike Canada, this is not a government-enforced change. This is entirely up to the company.
Canada's government did not force bell to implement caps, Bell lobbied the Canadian government and as soon as they got their wish they implemented the caps.
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The people did protest against Time Warner for trying to implement overage fees on broadband if you go over your limit. Even got the state reps. to go against Time Warner and that deal fell through. It is possible if we're very active and contact our Congressman about the caps.
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The people did protest against Time Warner for trying to implement overage fees on broadband if you go over your limit. Even got the state reps. to go against Time Warner and that deal fell through. It is possible if we're very active and contact our Congressman about the caps.
Sure we could if enough of us want something to happen, but more likely than not AT&T, being larger than TW, will simply pay them off. We need something a little more effective......
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