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I'd be doing stuff if I knew what to do.

Calling and complaining to the company? I don't think their customer service tech will give a flying, so obviously I've got to go higher... but how?

Write a letter to my congressman? I don't see the point in that, someone told Congress that capping internet usage will kill piracy, so there's no way a single person can convince them otherwise.
post #262 of 275
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I'd be doing stuff if I knew what to do.

Calling and complaining to the company? I don't think their customer service tech will give a flying, so obviously I've got to go higher... but how?

Write a letter to my congressman? I don't see the point in that, someone told Congress that capping internet usage will kill piracy, so there's no way a single person can convince them otherwise.
That's the wrong mentality. You are quite right that a single person can hardly convince a congressman, especially if said congressman is 60 years old and has no idea how the Internet works.

1. Set up webpage/facebook/twitter/whatever
a) maybe set up a petition like they did here?
2. Spread everywhere you can to raise awareness (write letters, make phone calls, tell your friends, put up flyers in shopping malls, file complaints etc <-I did all of these things)
3. Organize rallies
= Profit.

I am surprised that there isn't a consumer advocacy group in the US that hasn't started banging the war drums.
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Better business bureau complaints, FCC complaints, letters to congressman (you have state and federal senators and congressmen), post links to the news on facebook, boycott AT&T. All of these will have an effect, especially if you get many people to do all of them.
    
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That's the wrong mentality. You are quite right that a single person can hardly convince a congressman, especially if said congressman is 60 years old and has no idea how the Internet works.
It's a series of tubes.
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post #265 of 275
This is absolute BS. I burn through that much in two weeks flat.

I've got to see about finding a better ISP...
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That's the wrong mentality. You are quite right that a single person can hardly convince a congressman, especially if said congressman is 60 years old and has no idea how the Internet works.

1. Set up webpage/facebook/twitter/whatever
a) maybe set up a petition like they did here?
2. Spread everywhere you can to raise awareness (write letters, make phone calls, tell your friends, put up flyers in shopping malls, file complaints etc <-I did all of these things)
3. Organize rallies
= Profit.

I am surprised that there isn't a consumer advocacy group in the US that hasn't started banging the war drums.
also. your representative will take into account your situation knowing that you are a constituent that represents the same opinions as your friends, family, co-workers, etc. so what is really one person could be the same thoughts of a few dozen people who vote. if enough people write then your representative will get the message
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http://stopthecap.com/take-action-2/

They don't have much on there, but it's something.
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post #268 of 275
This will probably fail soon since everybody will just move to whatever companies don't do it, and that 2% is going to become 5% then 10% then 50% since their entire consumer base is leaving them. Even if it's 150gb, the fact that it's there is what is wrong. Think of it was the revolutionary war, we were being taxed very little but the fact that we were being taxed angered us and caused us to revolt. Comparable to this subject. I hope Verizon doesn't take this route with FiOS or I'm definitely leaving it for whatever company doesn't have caps.
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I knew this would happen eventually. All the telecom companies can kiss my ass. We pay too much for their services. My aunt works for the lobby that represents all the telecommunication companies in the US. I love my aunt but I hate that she works for that lobby in DC. In my opinion Lobbies are the Devil. Sucks that ISPs are bringing back the caps. Now I'm jealous of my relatives in Korea.

My only option for ISPs here are Time Warner and ATT. I guess I'll have to my monitor my usage from now on.
    
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My only option for ISPs here are Time Warner and ATT. I guess I'll have to my monitor my usage from now on.
You from Raleigh, NC too...or some other place with no decent options for internet service?
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