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Old 05-31-2011, 09:21 PM
 
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I dont think the adblock actually blocks the information, but just it blocks it from showing it to you, the information still got to your computer, so it didnt cut the bandwidth
It blocks the ads by blocking the addresses, thus preventing the downloading, thus saving bandwidth, thus how you think it works really isn't pertinent.
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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Sounds like the OP is slightly mistaken on bandwidth caps, 5GB is the norm for cellular carriers, not ISPs.

I suggest that you get a plan you like, sign a big fat contract and grandfather into subsequent contracts for the rest of your life. Live on, unlimited bandwidth!

Google, what's taking so long with your to-the-door unlimited 1gb/s drops? Me likey!
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:53 PM
 
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Sounds like the OP is slightly mistaken on bandwidth caps, 5GB is the norm for cellular carriers, not ISPs.
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Old 06-04-2011, 03:33 PM
 
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5GB did you mean 500GB? If I watch some Netflix I've used 10GB in a single day.
I live in the boonies so I've got mobile broadband at 5GB cap per month Over the 5GB, it's $0.05 per MB
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:19 AM
 
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Comcasts limit is 250GB, using Youtube as example and assuming the bitrate is around 250kbps for standard video you could have 3 people on 3 separate computers watching youtube 24/7.

A limit like that will effect the P2P crowd or someone using a service like NetFlix excessively.
Regardless. Don't think they won't start dropping the caps down. This is all about generating more revenue and stopping people from cutting the cord when it comes to cable tv. If it were about just stopping p2p users then they would limit the speeds to maybe like 25% of original speed but instead they charge users for going over caps.
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:58 AM
 
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Regardless. Don't think they won't start dropping the caps down.
I don't think you'll see the caps drop, the need for more bandwidth will increase though. If someone is using Netflix and a few other services heavily they are going to find themselves skirting the cap already. What you'll see in the very near future is tiered service.



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This is all about generating more revenue and stopping people from cutting the cord when it comes to cable tv. If it were about just stopping p2p users then they would limit the speeds to maybe like 25% of original speed but instead they charge users for going over caps.
The days of "Unlimited" plans are over especially with all the new services that suck up a lot of bandwidth. You have a choice here, either the ISP's are allowed to move towards the type of billing and services you have with cable or everything remains net neutral and they charge for the bandwidth. I'll take the higher charges as long as the service remains neutral. The last thing I want as both a consumer and content provider is to see the ISP deciding what services they will provide bandwidth too.
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