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How the hell will i get my steam games?
I hope Steam fights this, especially since their customers are on the line
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Sent to my local Congresswoman with a response pending.
I will post the response upon arrival.

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Data Caps from ISP's will take away from growth and technology.

The FCC has recently stated that 60% of the united States is below standards in terms of digital signal strength. And now they want to cap the amount of data we can use monthly.

This puts the USA behind, in over half of the world in internet quality.

In my honest opinion, the ISP's are more Afraid of loosing revenue from alternative media, I.E. Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, Facebook.

Data caps may seem likely to only effect people that use lots of bandwidth. The truth is it will effect every one. Things like Netflix Online are pretty new, but have potential to be very popular as people learn how easy they are. Cap's will only slow down the future of how we use the internet.

Piracy is one Issue, and CAP's are not the answer.
What happened to Free Market? let there be competition between sources of media.

PLEASE!!! Congresswoman Susan Davis, Help us Get back to #1 in Internet technology.
I know I am not a English major, but At least I did something, right?
I hope more people jump on this and contact there local congressmen
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Sent to my local Congresswoman with a response pending.
I will post the response upon arrival.


I know I am not a English major, but At least I did something, right?
I hope more people jump on this and contact there local congressmen
Try using proper grammar and less apostrophes.

Apostrophes are used for abbreviation and for ownership. For example: They're (They Are) and I am typing this on Linkin's computer.

I really don't mean to offend, but people need to use proper grammar
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Try using proper grammar and less apostrophes.

Apostrophes are used for abbreviation and for ownership. For example: They're (They Are) and I am typing this on Linkin's computer.

I really don't mean to offend, but people need to use proper grammar
Wut iz dis fing you'z B kallin grammer????????????

In all honesty I don't see this being passed, it's ridiculous.
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Try using proper grammar and less apostrophes.

Apostrophes are used for abbreviation and for ownership. For example: They're (They Are) and I am typing this on Linkin's computer.

I really don't mean to offend, but people need to use proper grammar
Yea, even then, in a formal setting (like an essay or a formal letter as posted above) it's best to not use apostrophes at all, unless signalling ownership. Spell out contractions (they are instead of they're).

Nice letter though.
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150gb would screw me.

I run a multi-feed security system from my house that I can monitor anywhere in the world, I also run an SSH daemon, irc server, and beta-website. My daugter is on cam with her boyfriend about 4 hours a day, my son streams exactly 2 hours of netflix to his xbox every night before bed, my girlfriend is a facebook/wow fanatic who just got into shogun 2, from steam. I also just got into shogun 2, also from steam (thats over 30gb of shogun right there for the two of us).

As if thats not enough, factor in windows updates for 11 computers.

My pfSense based router needs updates, theres 100mb/pop and it updates daily.

I keep an updated variety of linux distros on hand here, each iso is roughly 4gb.

This does not include day to day usage, like homework research, general surfing, chatting, etc. It also does not include netflix for my wife and I.

I average 15gb/day of traffic, thats 450gb/month. This does not include above average days, like downloading shogun2, or world or warcraft!

Find me a decent ISP plan that offers that amount of data on a 15mbit line for cheap, and ill issue an IOU for a dozen sexual favors of your choice.
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Lets see here - bandwidth caps will hurt the (maybe) 10% doing the vast majority of all pirating. But they also hurt EVERYONE ELSE. If piracy is really the issue here (and this isn't simply a discussion brought about by special interest ISP-hired trolls), why is this even being thought of as an option? Are we trying to smite enthusiast PC users? No? Oh, well maybe just small business owners then..?

If the issue is piracy, we know two things:

1. Bandwidth limits will hurt everyone,
2. Targeting end users is completely ineffective

So here's a thought congress, attack the DISTRIBUTORS. I'm not saying the government should be able to ban sites from the public. But there needs to be some way of getting at those sites/their owners so that all of us don't have to suffer consequences (such as bandwidth caps). Say what you will about legal torrents, but I think we can all agree that sites like pirate bay and others are the cause of all this ultra-high bandwidth usage (demonoid too, but at least they've got some legitimate, free content)
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Internet caps do not reduce piracy, lets say (hypothetically) that someone (lets call that person "me") had a 20GB internet cap, me would watch their usage for the whole month - having to use a maximum 650MB each day, then on the last day of the billing period starting at 12:05am me would download "stuff" all day long, and get 120GB+ of "stuff" in 1 day, effectively pulling the middle finger at their ISP for having small usage caps.
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But how will I be able to aquire all my music assorted flavors of Linux?!


If the caps were just 250gb for everyone, it wouldn`t matter to me personally, because my internet is slow as hell. I can bareley use 100gb a month. But knowing them, thye will apply some ultra-low cap for users like me.

I hate being shafted by AT&T, hopefully this Google internet stuff pans out. Atleast then I will be shafted by someone who I don`t hate.
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If pro is the opposite of con, what's the opposite of progress?
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