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Old 03-14-11, 11:33 AM   #13
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I have Comcast and yes they have a 250 GB limit but that is harder than hell to hit. I've tried and the closest i ever got was 113 GB according to my router and my bill. I have the router set to clamp down with an alert and email if it hits 225 GB but like I said even trying I couldn't get to close.
pfft, Get close to my comcast limit. I actually can't install anymore steam games because I am 50GB away from the limit. It's ****ing ridiculous that they can impose a limit like this. Why provide me a 50Mbps service if I can't even really use it, I should get more bandwidth then a 1Mbps subsciber, give me 500GB of bandwidth atleast...
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Old 03-14-11, 11:54 AM   #14
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pfft, Get close to my comcast limit. I actually can't install anymore steam games because I am 50GB away from the limit. It's ****ing ridiculous that they can impose a limit like this. Why provide me a 50Mbps service if I can't even really use it, I should get more bandwidth then a 1Mbps subsciber, give me 500GB of bandwidth atleast...
Good luck with that...
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Old 03-14-11, 12:55 PM   #15
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Good luck with that...
Yeah I know im not gonna get nothing. What angers me the most is I have no choice but to deal with it because they are the only ISP in my area... YAY for competition! Worse is that in areas that Qwest is as well they offer the same services far cheaper...

I can't wait till they start charging more for netflix, hulu, steam and gaming... because they can.

Instances like this makes me what more regulations because the customers constantly get screwed.
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Old 03-14-11, 05:05 PM   #16
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Greed and more Greed. Perhaps they should take some of the precious cash their company makes and use it to improve their service. I use this service and while it may take a while to download 150GB at 600Kbps. It can be done if your a user of large amounts of video. I just calculated it up and downloading say 15 Steam games when reformatting a computer could easily easily render you over the cap in 72 hours
I think 600KBps is a little optimistic for DSL, but still it would be possible to have it used up in say 4 or 5 days. Once again though it's one of those things where the end user should just be a little more responsible with their bandwidth and maybe they wouldn't need to have caps. It's going to take about 30 games to eat a 150GB cap since games are compressed, and that means you'd basically be downloading a game for each day of the month. It's very unrealistic that you have to do that all at once.

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pfft, Get close to my comcast limit. I actually can't install anymore steam games because I am 50GB away from the limit. It's ****ing ridiculous that they can impose a limit like this. Why provide me a 50Mbps service if I can't even really use it, I should get more bandwidth then a 1Mbps subsciber, give me 500GB of bandwidth atleast...
Yea I'd have to agree that the new tiers are in need of a cap upgrade. Hopefully when DOCSIS 3.0 makes it across all of their network they will up the cap. For the standard plans it's fine, but for the 20mbps+ plans it's a little low. That said there isn't too much to worry about as you can definitely go over it as long as you aren't consistently blowing by it and you have a congested node. I've seen posts of people who can still push 500GB of data through it and not receive letters. It's usually those people who want to push 1TB through the service which are causing issues for the other people on the node.


The main problem I have with AT&T's implementation is the overage charges. Unlike Comcasts cap where it's basically there to give people a hard number when they could be considered using too much data, AT&T will gladly bill if you use more than what they consider fair use. Hopefully that is the one practice that Comcast will not attempt try to follow.
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Old 03-15-11, 09:58 AM   #17
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I would prefer a mixture of both. My issue with comcasts system is that after one warning they can terminate my service and refuse to provide me service for a year... So I would be without Internet completely. I am held by the balls.

At least I know my node isn't congested, I get awesome speeds all day. Thank god for rednecks who don't care for high speed Internet.
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Old 03-15-11, 11:12 PM   #18
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On my DSL connection I only go over 600 KBps on rare sites that are willing to feed me the speed. But I am happy to run more than one DL at a time, did not know people still only limited themselves to one DL at a time. I know I for one will have to cut back on doing PC build outs/updates for other people at my home so I have that room for gaming and torrents.
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