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So, has anyone done anything yet? Contacted any of their representatives?

It seems that exactly the thing that many in this thread predicted is happening: Whining on OCN but not doing anything.
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I'm in NZ and I pay $105 (approx. $75 US) for 40GB/month + the standard local calling plan.
... This in mind, I don't want unlimited usage - because I KNOW that there would be 1000's of people abusing this, constantly downloading - it would make the internet slower than it already is. I would be very satisfied if they applied a cap of 80-120GB for the same price, I think that everyone in (country) don't realize just how lucky they are to have unlimited data usage.
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theres a good chance if one is a pirate, they probably aren't above stealing internet either.
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netflix steam youtube googling and programs i run 24-7 this is bs especially for ppl with familys thats use netflix
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post #115 of 168
It will also discourage all internet activities from any above normal user. If restrictions become too ridiculous we need to start our own funding for an unlimited/fair "internet".
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well this is an example of people not being interested in politics/voting. I always see people whining and complaining the govt but sitting and doing nothing. 40% of voters in america actually vote. write to your reps, become more politically active, vote, and do something about it. the government does stuff like this because we DONT keep them in check.
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Well said, Kyle. People need to vote. People who voted put Obama in office. This is HIS Congress, so it's our fault.
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post #118 of 168

Wow....

I don't know, if I was a pirate, I would sail the seas in search of treasure...

But if someone tried to make my sail rip after so many miles, I think I would just find another place to buy my sails.

What they are really thinking about is, how to limit the amount of information you can obtain.

The internet cap would also stop me from watching pron.... I mean does that bother them NO... the fact that people in a recession as America always is in getting a song for free... that just pisses them off.

I am already leaving AT&T...

This is sad, why must we all fear being censored 24/7.

We got net neutrality, caps, and so much more... DAMN YOU POLITICIANS...


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post #119 of 168
Completely stupid brute force method. Full of assumptions and everything. Some of this stuff is really disheartening.
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Canada is going to become like this
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