Re: typo? 50 to 400 GB would be much better.
This is Just Time Warner Cable's Way of hiking up rates simple as that and to try to keep bandwith low and profit up without upgrading there networks ya its lame and im happy i have fios but i dont like fios billing LOL but all i have to say is this is sad 3rd world country's use tiers like this and such
verizon FIOS and others can't come nationally fast enough! Too bad our ONLY choice is TW cable internet where i live or i'd leave in a second. Paying for 'extreme' service when i barely get the speeds i pay for and now i may have to face this?! No thanks. Verizon Fios or companies that will use that type of service are the future, too bad it will take forever to hit everyone.
att not metered but filtered SO att says it wont do this like verizon for (x)dsl but att plans to filter the internet instead.
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hosting bandwidth prices ok lets play whos got the better deal plans
lets compare lol
economy tier 512/512 with 75gb bw usage
comcast basic HSI 4/256 with 125gb bw usage at 34.95
comcast preferred 6/384 with 250gb bw usage at 42.95
comcast premier 8/768 with 500gb bw usage at 54.95
comcast blast 16/2 with 1TB bw usage for 99.00
comcast extreme 16/2 with 2TB bw usage for 175.00
compare to other hosting places and see if isps are willin to match others prices.
id be willing to pay the amt of 54.95 for 500gb of bw. add an extra few dollars for anything over this cap say 1.00/per 5gb. like other resellers do.
5gb-40gb over CABLE? I have had EVDO SMBB from Millenicom for just about 2-weeks now and have not been pushing the unlimited thing too much. But I have already racked up about 20GB doing exactly what others have mentioned, Netflix and a few other legal venues for video. Mind that this is over a connection that varies from 500kb/s to 1.3Mb/s so the video is much lower quality and would be 3x that over my DSL line...good gawd what are these dolts thinking?
I can easily see hitting the 100gb level fairly often when business is slow around here.
Maybe it's a fear based motivation thing. If they make people afraid to actually use what they pay for then the need to provide better service/systems is reduced or even if taken to an extreme completely eliminated. Pay $40-$60/mo to send/receive emails and get online to pay your account. Do that and never worry about exceeding your cap.
And the idea that they will exclude content from TW companies...ummm...I dunna think that would be considered legal...or are we seeing the concept of DRM taken to a whole new level. Heck maybe they saw how well AOL did as a closed environment where they charged extra to venture beyond the gates, and they thought it was a great business model?
Fuel To The Fire RoadRunner's got serious core network issues right now (200-300+ ms latentcy times in core routers)...this is another reason why I am seriously thinking about leaving RoadRunner.
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Re: Fuel To The Fire
said by cmcgilton:ICMP and traceroute test packets are handled by software running on the CPU of the routers, whereas packets are forwarded in hardware using ASICs. The reason for the difference is that for ICMP/traceroute entirely new response packets must be created, whereas standard routing operations just involve doing a bit-by-bit copy of a packet from one interface to another.
RoadRunner's got serious core network issues right now (200-300+ ms latentcy times in core routers)...this is another reason why I am seriously thinking about leaving RoadRunner.
If you're just talking about responses from intermediate router hops then latency isn't a valid measure of anything because the packet handling process is completely different. It would be like making a judgment about the top speed of a car based on how fast it goes in reverse. If you are seeing 200-300ms to destinations like Yahoo or Google you should definitely open up a service call, as that is not normal.
San Antonio, TX
Maybe it is just me... I for one was never to keen on the whole "after 10-15 years of unlimited, we wanna charge you on a metered basis again" bull. However, if they are going to do it, do it fairly. Get rid of the tiers altogether. Charge people a flat rate for the service itself (something like $15 or $20) and then a something hair above the market value per gig (something like $.10). This would be a fair charge as it would still be over market rates but not flat out giving it to you in the rear...
Just MHO though
Re: Maybe it is just me... Its not just you who feels this way. Going from unlimited back to a metered system feels like we are taking a step backwards.
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Rego Park, NY
Re: Maybe it is just me... The only way this is reasonable is if RR gives ppl 150 gigs usage, but ALSO uncaps all modems.
Either do that or get D3 and stick to the existing flat-rate model.
Los Angeles, CA
False advertising! The cable industry consistently seems to hide "your mileage may vary" types of disclaimers.
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Rego Park, NY
Re: False advertising! Sprint Mobile Broadband looking good now............
with the cable companies rippin off consumers they should upgrade ther networks with all the extra cash they scam from us
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I'm not for one or the other, but given what I know about people who call in about their Internet access, the average user doesn't care about the size of their pipe. It either, it works, or it doesn't. That's what they call abour. ONly a small percentage of a Cabel companies millions of users, would call in a complain about the size of the pipe or being capped, etc...
Those are the statistics, and it's why companies can do what they do.
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Saint Louis, MO
Re: oKAY!!! JE
Apparently you did not understand. This is not about the size of the pipe (speed) but how much you can download.
People obviously do care about the size of their pipe. If they did not we would still all be on dial up and the companies would not be offering increased speeds every year. You should also think again if you think people do not call in when things are running "slow".