Bandwidth Caps

Doc

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#1
So, I was reading this article and it was talking about how ISPs want to limit the bandwidth that users can have for a month and then charging for overages.. kind of like a cell phone. They blame it on P2P and a lack of a desire to want to upgrade.

I wish people would leave my internets alone.
 

Blueyes

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#2
I've been hearing it but luckily my service hasn't gotten into all of that yet but I'm on the high speed package, the next upgrade would be the gaming package.
 
#3
They already have this in Belgium. Something like a max of 4 GB a month for some internet subscriptions. Which sucks because a youtube vid of 10 minutes is probably already like 50 MB. I'm glad that I don't have an internet subscription with capped bandwidth since I have three other sisters who watch youtube vids and download regularly.
 

Bananas

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#4
It has always been capped in the UK.

Most ISPs offer a variety of options, the lowest usually start at around 5gb the highest being unlimited. If you go over your allotted amount they charge you, its not much though about £1 a GB depending on the provider.

I have unlimited usage but I'm still bound by a fair-use policy. If I abuse the unlimited usage they will start to throttle the line during peak hours (4-8pm). What counts as abuse I do not know as I have never exceeded it.
 

Doc

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#5
I could never, ever deal with throttling or caps. Sometimes I could download 10gigs worth of stuff in a week to watch the shows I like.
 
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