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I have no problems with caps as long as there is competition. Caps are a lesser evil than unadvertised throttling and packet management solutions, at least you see the 250Gigabyte cap in fat letters on the ad. The truth is that data usage, not bandwidth speed, is the statistic that matters cost and infrastructure wise for the ISPs.

That said, AT&T is terrible and I will never refer friend or family to them (and I'm the tech guy, so I do this once a week). I was paying $50 a month for 700kbps, and the final straw was some very minor billing/tech issue that I was on the phone for. They hung up on me twice and I was on hold for an hour total, I ended up just cussing them out and switching to cable, where I am now getting 2 megs for the same price with TWC. Time Warner might be "evil" too, but their customer service is much much better from first hand experience.

The one feat I have is that caps will be hidden in fine print. There need to be clear rules to advertise caps, and especially ban the use of "unlimited data" if there are caps or throttles of any kind. "unlimited" is a very strong word for advertising, so hopefully someone will always be offering uncapped service.

Crappy thing is they will cap and probly thottle also and lie about it. The only reason a isp uses caps is because they are to cheap to put money into thier network to handle the amount of people they serv.
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I'm buying a house right now and was gonna have ATT come hook me up. WAS GONNA.....

My only alternative is Time Warner... thoughts?
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post #33 of 275
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I'm buying a house right now and was gonna have ATT come hook me up. WAS GONNA.....

My only alternative is Time Warner... thoughts?
Decent, I'd get cable over DSL anyday (unless you're really strapped for cash).

They probably have some signup promotion for $20 for the first few months, I'd hop right on it.
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don't want

I use over 150gs in just a few hours
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Hmm is their a way for me to monitor my current usage? I need to know if I can even use that much.
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Probably not. Comcast has a 250GB cap and I didn't see anyone form a major protest about it when they made it public.
And 250GB is still 10x more than what they had planned here. Nonetheless, considering that speeds are generally faster in the US, I would think 250GB is not really all that much. However, I only use about ~100GB/month (there've been times I used 300GB but that was super rare, happened only once or twice).

If I had faster speeds, I would def use more bandwidth than what I currently do.
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Hmm is their a way for me to monitor my current usage? I need to know if I can even use that much.
The network meter gadget has a counter on it.
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Or you could just get a diagnostic modem, change your mac, and piss off both the person that you copied the mac from as well as the cable company...

Oh I forgot to mention if they are going to cap then theres no need for a tier system..If this happens to me I will protest this STRONGLY..not saying Im a fan or would like to see data caps but to have both data caps AND speed caps FUDGE YOU
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Or you could just get a diagnostic modem, change your mac, and piss off both the person that you copied the mac from as well as the cable company...

Oh I forgot to mention if they are going to cap then theres no need for a tier system..If this happens to me I will protest this STRONGLY..not saying Im a fan or would like to see data caps but to have both data caps AND speed caps FUDGE YOU
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i did some research and netflix sd movies are about 1.5-2gigs and hd ones are 3-4gigs so if a household had mutiple users watching movies you would eat up 150-250 gigs in a week or 2. Not to mention now days kids watch 100s of youtube videos i thk at&t is lieing about only 2% would hit 150-250gigs this is a way for them to make a big profit with overage fees.
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