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Old 04-01-2009, 08:00 PM
 
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in Rochester. Starting in September I believe, if you go over 40 gigs, you'll be charged a buck per gig. A bunch of BS.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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What!? Heavy users will be going over all the time. How do you even track usage?
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:51 AM
 
Location: North Raleigh
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From the little I've read it's specifically targeting Torrent users who are eating up the vast majority of the bandwidth.

It's entirely possible you could get around this by subscribing to any of their Business Class broadband products, though they are considerably more expensive to start with, plus cannot be bundled with residential services. But I'd doubt they'd meter business users.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:50 AM
 
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I shouldn't have to pay more for the same service. I rent rooms to 2 friends and between the 3 of us, we use lots of bandwith. We all watch lots of videos on hulu and youtube.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:11 AM
 
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It doesn't sound too unreasonable to me. They have to keep upgrading and expanding their equipment because of this small percentage of very heavy users who require a huge amount of bandwidth. Apparently they will notify subscribers as to how much bandwidth they are currently using, and then you will have a choice as to how much you want to pay for. The article in today's paper said that there will be an option that will be about the same as what most people are paying now (the $49 a month or whatever it is.) I think it's actually fairer to require the people who are heavily using the system to pay more (and no, I don't work for TWC!) :-)
I'm kind of curious to see what our bandwidth usage is, since we often have several computers using the Internet at the same time, but only one person (our teenage son) who regularly watches movies, etc. online.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:18 AM
 
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I hope Verizon comes into the area to compete. Cuse and Buffalo are getting it so we should have it soon. The usage caps put forth by time warner are far less than what other ISPs have who use similar practices.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:37 AM
 
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