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Obviously nobody remembers the days of USENET and newsgroups. People will still pirate and download pirated software even with a cap it will just be slower paced like the dialup era.
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Yeah, it will discourage piracy of things like movies/games, but then it would equally discourage the alternatives to piracy, like netflix etc.
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This is complete bull, I seriously hope companies start fighting this. I'd imagine some companies like Netflix will go down the toilet because people can't stream as many movies as they want anymore. They should just keep as they're doing, lay down the fiber in the more populated cities, and steadily spread them into the rural areas.
    
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Originally Posted by gdansk View Post
Yes, building fibre-optic lines across all of Montana and to every remote household would be cheap! /sarcasm

Significant capital investments, even with high profits, are always dangerous. You do not know if it will be under utilized, and what good is it if you cannot capitalize on the new capability? Gramma Jensen doesn't need 1Gbps internet to read Yahoo! News.
I'm pretty sure he is talking about the routing equipment. If they upgraded their stuff, they couldn't cry about network saturation and slip in caps under the guise that they just want you to have the best internet experience when all they want to do is capitalize on an internet based society.

The old hags in congress eat up the bull**** the ISP's feed them because they still think the internet is a series of tubes while ignoring the fact that we already kicked the ISP's billions in which they pissed away on God knows what. Also the bribe(lobbying) money is too good to pass up. Pray that companies pour cold water on their hard on for cloud computing because then you'll have to pay extra just to access your own damn computer.
post #145 of 168
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Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
It's true though. Can't deny that. If you don't download mass amounts of movies, games, and music, where exactly does your bandwidth go?
Most of my bandwidth goes to Netflix and Steam, legal downloading.
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Majority of the user probably spent their bandwidth on legal content downloading, for example, Netflix, Hulu, Steam, EA Download.
Plus you have Microsoft Technet, Apple movie store, personal Could Computing like Amazon and others.

If this gets passed it will mark the end of personal could computing and video streaming services. Like someone else said, there's no way I will wait for my Netflix disc in mail.
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Originally Posted by Vinnx View Post
This is complete bull, I seriously hope companies start fighting this. I'd imagine some companies like Netflix will go down the toilet because people can't stream as many movies as they want anymore. They should just keep as they're doing, lay down the fiber in the more populated cities, and steadily spread them into the rural areas.
But they won't when they are allowed to charge people the same amount of money for less/slower service....
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I just check my logs on DDWRT and in January i used 196GB D/48GB U, In february 480GB d/ 80GB up and this month up to now 291GB D/ 75GB up. I have not pirated anything on my pc in many many months, This is mostly, steam downloads, Netflix, Hulu, TV.COM almost all day, Youtube and gaming. February saw such a huge spike because i got my steam account that month and went on a shopping spree. Plus ever since I got a hotfile account I have since uploaded all my media to it. Every movie I own is on there(no i don't share my links!), All my music most of my software(im stil working on that. only have 5mbps uplink!), I keep backups of all my iOS apps and android apps(never know when they will disappear), I have even started using it to store my system images. I use a lot of bandwidth because that is just how my generation will be. Everything with a backup and with redundancy. Seriously how many people pirate over 100gb a month anyway, its hard, at 700mb a movie, and you cant even pirate pc games because its not worth it, music is so small it doesnt even add up, even as FLAC file an album is how big? 500-700mb? seriously, piracy isn't as large as they make it out. And even if piracy is a large factor, I would much rather have my work pirated by torrenter not making any off of the files than bootleggers selling the movies and music on the street. Bootlegers are the issue here not internet piracy.
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post #149 of 168
US, the congress, has always been a corporate controlled government. Lobbying has become even more powerful w/ the recent us citizen act where they remove the cap on campaign sponsoring...

This Is SO bull. writing to my rep.
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How the hell will i get my steam games?
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