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    I am sure it is only a matter of time until all ISP's cap bandwidths and charge for overages. I am sure I can probably find some free app that will track my usage somewhere since I've got no idea even where I am at.

    So does anyone out there already live with this?

    I imagine this will also impact streaming content delivery such and movies and TV shows.
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    Re: Metered Internet

    Originally posted by P8riot View Post
    I am sure it is only a matter of time until all ISP's cap bandwidths and charge for overages. I am sure I can probably find some free app that will track my usage somewhere since I've got no idea even where I am at.

    So does anyone out there already live with this?

    I imagine this will also impact streaming content delivery such and movies and TV shows.
    I have a 200GB cap which is very hard to hit in a month even with uploading and downloading both counting. For $10 more per month I could have unlimited.

    What's really stupid is companies giving a cap and way overcharging for overages. Like the rumor of comcast offering a 250GB cap (rather good) but then charging $15/10GB overage. So the first 250GB cost something like 25 cents each but after than the cost is SIX TIMES as much? How do they justify that? God forbid they use a sensible function to determine the cost. Consumers are surely too stupid to understand that.

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    • #3
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      Just saw this over on Daily Tech. Time Warner is testing this metered internet in Texas. They want to charge $1 per gigabyte you go over.

      http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=11965

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        As long as they offer tiers so that we gamers can purchase premium plans, it's probably good for us. It'll keep other people off the interwebs, leaving more bandwidth for us.
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        • #5
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          768kbps and 5gb cap from Time Warner? Are they insane? It says their top package will have a 40gb cap. I watch everything streaming, both movies and shows, so this would be bad for me. I have Charter, which I hate since they seriously cap my p2p speed to a pathetic snails pace, but I'm gonna fire them sometimes this fall probably. I wish Verizon's FIOS was offered in more places. Do they cap?
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          • #6
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            A 40gb cap is absurd.
            A policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy. -F.A. Hayek

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by jmaker View Post
              Just saw this over on Daily Tech. Time Warner is testing this metered internet in Texas. They want to charge $1 per gigabyte you go over.

              http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=11965
              Yes, That is the news that got me thinking about this.. that article had a little more info and provided some scale for how limiting that 40GB cap is.

              I imagine that could also spawn a 'bandwidth blackmarket' of methods to hijack bandwidth undetected.
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              • #8
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                Originally posted by xTYBALTx View Post
                A 40gb cap is absurd.
                Well yeah. Like Warmonger said, he watches a lot of streaming content. Even in the article they mention the streaming video rental business. I'd be pissed if I could only watch so many HD movies a month because my bandwidth is capped at 40GB. I do have Time Warner Road Runner, so they better not bring that crap around here.

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                • #9
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                  I watch a lot of stuff on Hulu.com and Netflix streaming movies. It would seem the major television networks have finally come into the modern age and embraced online viewing. So much so, that I have completely stopped downloading movies and shows (due to the legitimate and pretty decent Hulu). Now that the networks are making much better decisions for our modern age, the isp's are taking steps backwards. I remember when AOL charged per minute and that was just stupid. I thought those days were long gone, but nope. Time Warner states that p2p users are only like 5% of the users yet hogging up the majority of the bandwidth. Here's an idea, Time Warner...how about upgrading network capability to meet demands! We, as users, certainly pay enough.
                  "Common sense is not so common." -Voltaire

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                  • #10
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                    The interesting thing will be when they try to impose a cap on people who currently dont have one and everyone drops them for a service which doesnt have a cap. I think thy'll swing back the other way when their cancellations go through the roof. Doing otherwise is just blatant stupidity.

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by Ferris Bueller View Post
                      The interesting thing will be when they try to impose a cap on people who currently dont have one and everyone drops them for a service which doesnt have a cap. I think thy'll swing back the other way when their cancellations go through the roof. Doing otherwise is just blatant stupidity.
                      But some people don't have the choice. DSL isn't an option in my area.. too expensive, too slow. Competing cable providers.. no.

                      I've got the Brighthouse VP of marketings ear.. used it once, got results.. might be using it again..
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                      • #12
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                        well lets look at this objectively. "I" as a gamer/occasional 10mb youtube video user probably never cap 40gig per month. SO why should I pay for Dave Pirate and his torrent seeds, or endless porn fetish ect. If they can guarantee better bandwidth in the moment at the expense of total bandwidth i'm all for it. Why should the casual user pay for the power-user's constant use at the expense of lag?
                        but in any gase I would have to be guaranteed x ammount of bandwidth (minus outages) before i could go for this.
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                        • #13
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                          I know exactly what you mean p8riot. I'm stuck under Brighthouse's blanket regime of florida as well. However, I know in tampa at least that there are competitors moving in. Whenever I go visit my parents over there I see increasing numbers of adelphia and comcast trucks, so there might be hope. Fortunately for me, I'm moving back out to colorado in 6 months and theres plenty of competition out there as far as ISP's go.

                          But if you have the VP of marketing up your sleeve, that aint a bad thing to have!

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by TOOmuchMcLovin View Post
                            well lets look at this objectively. "I" as a gamer/occasional 10mb youtube video user probably never cap 40gig per month. SO why should I pay for Dave Pirate and his torrent seeds, or endless porn fetish ect.
                            Youtube uses more bandwidth than torrenting.
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                              Originally posted by brain21 View Post
                              Youtube uses more bandwidth than torrenting.
                              How do you figure that? Your average Youtube clip is relatively small whereas BitTorrent isn't particularly effective as a protocol unless you're downloading very large files.

                              Youtube only uses one half of your synchronous connection when streaming but BitTorrent sucks up both incoming and outgoing bandwidth simultaneously which doubles the total amount of transit packets going through your ISP's network.

                              I'd love to see what logic you used to determine that Youtube is more bandwidth intensive than BitTorrent.
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