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Old 11-08-2008, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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NEW YORK -- AT&T Inc., the country's largest Internet service provider, is testing the idea of limiting the amount of data that subscribers can use each month.

AT&T will initially apply the limits in Reno, Nev., and see about extending the practice elsewhere.

Newsmax.com – AT&T to Try Limits on Monthly Internet Traffic (http://www.newsmax.com/science/tec_att_internet_caps/2008/11/04/147521.html - broken link)
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:30 PM
 
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So much for pushing the internet to its full potential. :/
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:03 AM
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Location: Ohio
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IMO, AT&T's proposed bandwidth limits are fair. I have trouble imagining a use for more bandwidth than they're allowing that isn't illegal (P2P filesharing), already against their rules (hosting a web server), or competing with AT&T's broadband TV business.
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:45 AM
 
Location: USA
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AT&T provided internet? lol. In other news, Japan is approaching home 1Gbit/s connection speeds for the same price we pay for our simple low speed internet and why is capitalism so great?
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:19 PM
 
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AT&T provided internet? lol. In other news, Japan is approaching home 1Gbit/s connection speeds for the same price we pay for our simple low speed internet and why is capitalism so great?
I suspect IBM or Apple would have a good answer to that.
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Murphy, TX
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Caping so annoying. I am already over 150 GB bandwidth this month! Next time I move, I will make sure I go Verizon Fiber Internet territory. At least they don't have caps yet.

Note ATT cap isn't bad once my current provider Time Warner has planned. I whole 40 gb for $60 top tier package. And yes, I am intentionally using up my bandwidth while TWC still has unlimited cap :P

Sometime I do wish I was in Japan where they proper fast ISP unlike the US
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:32 PM
 
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AT&T provided internet? lol. In other news, Japan is approaching home 1Gbit/s connection speeds for the same price we pay for our simple low speed internet and why is capitalism so great?
You do know Japan is a capitalist country, right?

Internet speeds are faster there, in large part, because it's much more urbanized and densely populated.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:49 PM
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You do know Japan is a capitalist country, right?

Internet speeds are faster there, in large part, because it's much more urbanized and densely populated.
And consumers' demands for better technology there are rabid. I read an article a few months back that talked about how the average wireless phone in Japan had over 200 features, versus 50 features for a US phone. Japanese consumers demand a lot from their technology. They don't have any more need for those 200 features than a US user, but since they desperately want it, the market responds accordingly.
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:47 PM
 
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Comcast has tried the bandwidth cap in Beaumont TX, I don't know if they stuck with it or done away with it. The trouble with cable internet is that you are sharing your bandwidth with 4 people surrounding you, and if one person plays a high-end video game it will slow you or the other 2 people down immensely. I am not for any caps period, and would support a move to Qwest high speed if it was available in my area, but I am stuck with cable
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