Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Technology and Science News › [StopTheCap] Congestion Pricing Myths Exposed: A Guide to the ‘Bandwidth Crisis’
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[StopTheCap] Congestion Pricing Myths Exposed: A Guide to the ‘Bandwidth Crisis’

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thought this deserved it's own thread...

Quote:
Just a few days after Broadband Reports broke the news AT&T was imposing an Internet Overcharging scheme on its broadband customers, evidence continues to arrive illustrating the company’s planned usage limits are more about protecting their U-verse video business than actually controlling “heavy users.â€
Source
post #2 of 10
Surprise, surprise. Evidence for net neutrality keeps piling up.
Deimos
(13 items)
 
Pluto
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 1090T Biostar TA890FXE Nvidia GTX 470 Corsair Vengence 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 MZ-7PC128D/AM Western Digital Black Western Digital Green Western Digital Blue 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Dtek v2 Water Windows 7 Pro Fedora 16 LG4250 42" LCD TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Ergo Silverstone ST-1000P Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudio
X-Trac Ripper Asus D1 
  hide details  
Reply
Deimos
(13 items)
 
Pluto
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 1090T Biostar TA890FXE Nvidia GTX 470 Corsair Vengence 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 MZ-7PC128D/AM Western Digital Black Western Digital Green Western Digital Blue 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Dtek v2 Water Windows 7 Pro Fedora 16 LG4250 42" LCD TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Ergo Silverstone ST-1000P Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudio
X-Trac Ripper Asus D1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 10
Makes me wish I lived in OC. All of my friends there steal 30Mbps internet through cox (I think). If the sources on this site is reliable, it just reaffirms my suspicions and that of everyone else here on ocn
post #4 of 10
I think the cap will be evil towards certain websites, like YouTube & NetFlix etc...

It's not like they aren't already throttling these pages already anyway...

A Cap would be evil to Internet users as a whole...

To me Throttling should be illegal, it's false advertising your product, you offer X speed but only deliver a fraction of X....
Edited by _GTech - 3/15/11 at 9:36pm
The Rock
(15 items)
 
  
Reply
The Rock
(15 items)
 
  
Reply
post #5 of 10
Ya know I wouldn't care if there were a 90% profit margin on high end organic foods or couches made out of qiviut. But this is an integral part of society in every aspect of the world we live in. And upping these prices pretty much just hurts the economy like raising gas prices. I'm sorry but this is just a case where capitalism runs rampant and out of control and needs regulation because there is NO WAY they will regulate themselves. I bet most of the money I pay to Comcast just goes to the already rich investors.

... stupid soapbox needs to get back... under... the... BED!
The Core
(5 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 Z77 Extreme4 Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 
RAM
32GB 
  hide details  
Reply
The Core
(5 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i5 Z77 Extreme4 Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 
RAM
32GB 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 10
if they block it for youtube Google could just take them to oblivion by saying Google/youtube etc isn't available through AT&T network couldn't they? Or is it impossible to block an ISP from getting access to Google.

Google could b**ch slap AT&T so hard if they have the power to do this...

imagine

AT&T - we do this because youtube and netflix are more popular
GOOGLE - OH! sorry we just shut-down the internet from your network . our bad
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Phenom II X6 1090T @4GHz better cooling awaits] [GA-890FXA-UD7 rev 2.0] R9 390 [8GB Kingston HyperX 1566MHz 9-9-9-24 @ 1.71volts] 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[WD RE3 500GB-WD green 1TB- OCZ vertex 2 60GB] [LG super multi] [Windows 7 premium 64bit] 1 x 25.5'' 1920x1200 + 1 25.5'' 1920x1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm Quick Fire [Corsair TX 750w] [Cooler master HAF X] Logitech G502 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries extra large thick mousepad Fried 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[Phenom II X6 1090T @4GHz better cooling awaits] [GA-890FXA-UD7 rev 2.0] R9 390 [8GB Kingston HyperX 1566MHz 9-9-9-24 @ 1.71volts] 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[WD RE3 500GB-WD green 1TB- OCZ vertex 2 60GB] [LG super multi] [Windows 7 premium 64bit] 1 x 25.5'' 1920x1200 + 1 25.5'' 1920x1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm Quick Fire [Corsair TX 750w] [Cooler master HAF X] Logitech G502 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries extra large thick mousepad Fried 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 10
Steam and Digital Downloads. Do not forget.
post #8 of 10
A certainly eye-opening read. I knew AT&T was making stuff up, but I didn't know they were actually standing on thin air.

I will definitely complain to someone, now.

Thanks for sharing.
post #9 of 10
This is what i been thinking sence i heard the bs of at&t capping they wanna force users to only use their tv service they want you to spend more money and not spend it on netflix or any other online service that at&t is a rival with.
SABERWOLF
(18 items)
 
XEON-WOLF
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6800K MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Hydro Copper G.SKILL TridentZ Series 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung EVO 850 500 EK-SBAY Dual DDC 3.2 PWM Serial Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper Radiator 360 Hardware Labs Black Ice SR2 Multiport Black Car... 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
EK-CoolStream RAD XTC 420 koolance 380i Windows 10 Pro ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
SeaSonic M12D SS-850 850W  Thermaltake core x71 CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Corsair Void 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5675@4400 1.344 ASUS P6X58D-E XfX RX480 RS F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI 6-7-6-21 1T 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B1 ST31000340AS WDC WD7500AAKS-00RBA0 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 ihas 624-A SilverStone Heligon HE01 windows 10 64 Pro 
MonitorPowerCase
Vizio 42inch lcd tv CORSAIR CMPSU-950TX Modded Rocketfish 
  hide details  
Reply
SABERWOLF
(18 items)
 
XEON-WOLF
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6800K MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Hydro Copper G.SKILL TridentZ Series 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung EVO 850 500 EK-SBAY Dual DDC 3.2 PWM Serial Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper Radiator 360 Hardware Labs Black Ice SR2 Multiport Black Car... 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
EK-CoolStream RAD XTC 420 koolance 380i Windows 10 Pro ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
SeaSonic M12D SS-850 850W  Thermaltake core x71 CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Corsair Void 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X5675@4400 1.344 ASUS P6X58D-E XfX RX480 RS F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI 6-7-6-21 1T 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL WDC WD1001FALS-00J7B1 ST31000340AS WDC WD7500AAKS-00RBA0 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 ihas 624-A SilverStone Heligon HE01 windows 10 64 Pro 
MonitorPowerCase
Vizio 42inch lcd tv CORSAIR CMPSU-950TX Modded Rocketfish 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marc-Olivier Beaudoin View Post
if they block it for youtube Google could just take them to oblivion by saying Google/youtube etc isn't available through AT&T network couldn't they? Or is it impossible to block an ISP from getting access to Google.

Google could b**ch slap AT&T so hard if they have the power to do this...

imagine

AT&T - we do this because youtube and netflix are more popular
GOOGLE - OH! sorry we just shut-down the internet from your network . our bad
good thing Google is starting to lay the groundwork for themselves to become an ISP. We need another provider, other than Regional A and Local B, which is normally a subsidiary of Regional A.
Longshot r4.2
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Maximus IV GENE-Z eVGA GTX780 Ti 3GB Sniper 8GB 1600 1.25V 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
M4 256GB + C300 128GB + WD Red 4TB LG Blu-ray RW external Windows 10 U2711 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 3 AX850 FT03b Logitech G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Bubbles Pad NR1604 + RB-51 II 
  hide details  
Reply
Longshot r4.2
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Maximus IV GENE-Z eVGA GTX780 Ti 3GB Sniper 8GB 1600 1.25V 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
M4 256GB + C300 128GB + WD Red 4TB LG Blu-ray RW external Windows 10 U2711 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 3 AX850 FT03b Logitech G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Bubbles Pad NR1604 + RB-51 II 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Technology and Science News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Technology and Science News › [StopTheCap] Congestion Pricing Myths Exposed: A Guide to the ‘Bandwidth Crisis’