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Old 03-16-2011, 04:29 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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You know what would be interesting, we all monitor our Internet usage for a week and post the results to see what us real people D/L and U/L.....

Whether we're with AT&T or TW or whomever.

In Post #5 I have links to tools to gather these statistics and all programs are free....

Lets see how realistic the 150GB cap is in daily life and how many of us would be affected by it.

Anyone?
Interesting idea (would participate but I'm in an extended stay without my wife so usage would be very abnormal), but the existing limit is only half of it.

150GB now goes a lot farther than it will in a few short years. Something tells me the cap won't increase every year to take that into account. Things like that never seem to.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Since this is at&t, maybe they will offer rollover bytes -- I can see the commercials now.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:16 AM
 
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Anyone who has a problem with the proposed limits is probably one of those that wish they could take food home from an "all you can eat" buffet restaurant.

A business has to remain profitable. I can respect that.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:24 AM
 
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I am crushed.

Seriously, if you think I care about your opinion then you are dead wrong. Now go eat some more fried chicken and leave me alone.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:38 AM
 
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Not yet. The company announced it would be bringing new prices for various tiers of bandwidth to San Antonio back in 2009, but backed down before rolling that out. The maximum plan they were planning to offer back then was 100GB and any overages would be billed at $1/GB.
Time Warner Cable CEO Still Says Metered Broadband 'Inevitable' - Because Repeating It Over And Over Magically Makes It True? | DSLReports.com, ISP Information
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:53 AM
 
Location: South Side
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I am crushed.

Seriously, if you think I care about your opinion then you are dead wrong. Now go eat some more fried chicken and leave me alone.
Mmmm fried chicken........
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Mmmm fried chicken........
And waffles????? Please?????



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Old 03-16-2011, 07:05 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Hmmm. I downloaded a bandwidth monitor, and ran a show from Netflix on my computer. only 18 minutes into it and it had already used 1 Gig of bandwidth. For those of us who don't have cable and use Netflix a lot, sometimes two in our house are watching at the same time, we are going to be up a creek. I guess I will email AT&T and let them know if they cap mine, I am going elsewhere.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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I run Tomato firmware on my router and therefore have access to precise bandwidth usage statistics for my entire household, not just a single computer.

Here's what we used in 2010. We stream a lot of stuff from Netflix and my son does a lot of online gaming but it should be noted that there was no torrent or peer-to-peer activity: this is what my 2-person household used while surfing, playing games and watching stuff on Netflix/Hulu.

MONTH D/L U/L TOTAL
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2010-12 351.47 GB 12.90 GB 364.37 GB
2010-11 419.97 GB 18.94 GB 438.91 GB
2010-10 228.82 GB 13.87 GB 242.69 GB
2010-09 67.00 GB 12.51 GB 79.52 GB
2010-08 96.10 GB 13.67 GB 109.77 GB
2010-07 84.81 GB 14.56 GB 99.37 GB
2010-06 100.55 GB 27.06 GB 127.62 GB
2010-05 148.02 GB 49.25 GB 197.27 GB
2010-04 146.13 GB 22.13 GB 168.27 GB
2010-03 128.30 GB 11.37 GB 139.67 GB
2010-02 141.38 GB 8.03 GB 149.41 GB
2010-01 178.64 GB 16.10 GB 194.74 GB
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:50 PM
 
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While we're on the subject of ISP's starting caps anyone seen this?

"According to the article: 'Time Warner Cable March 16 slashed the number of channels available for live streaming on the Apple iPad — less than 24 hours after launching the TV Everywhere app. The No. 2 cable operator reduced to 15 channels from the original 32 offered up as the first-ever live TV broadcasts available for streaming on a portable media device. The concept allows participating media providers to grant unlimited on-demand access across multiple devices to monthly subscribers at no additional charge.'"


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