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pharma7

join:2004-02-06
Princeton Junction, NJ
reply to devnuller

Re: Unlimited Bandwidth Entitlement - Who pays?

Here's another analogy for the record ...

I have a monthly Amtrak rail pass from Washington to New York. I can use that pass as frequently as I want - 5, 10, 40 trips a day and can get off at any point between & continue again w/o reprecussions. I believe the same is true for the NYC MTA monthly transit passes.

Sure you're gonna have abusers who ride 100 or 200 times a day - but that's their right unless otherwise stated. And after a while it may become commonplace to ride 200 times a day and the abusers will become those who ride in excess of 500 times a day, and so on.

If anything it seems the abuse ceiling is a moving target -- one reason I believe Comcast can't come out and state what it is. As average daily internet usage increases, so does the abuse ceiling.



CableTool
Poorly Representing MYSELF.
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join:2004-11-12

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Try and fall asleep on that train and basically set up residence. Suddenly "unlimited" has a limit.
Hell, get a pass for your whole family and live on the train! Oh wait, thats abuse. And it would affect the other riders and the quality of their ride.
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pharma7

join:2004-02-06
Princeton Junction, NJ

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said by CableTool:

Try and fall asleep on that train and basically set up residence. Suddenly "unlimited" has a limit.
Hell, get a pass for your whole family and live on the train! Oh wait, thats abuse. And it would affect the other riders and the quality of their ride.
Actually I hadn't thought about falling asleep but it sounds like a good idea! Unfortunately as my stop approaches the conductor announces it over the PA system. The family pass idea is excellent and would allow us to take in Broadway shows or visit museums with the kids anytime we want.

You ever drive over the speed limit, or talk on your cell phone in public? That's abuse! It's all relative and how we interpret "abuse" is definitely fluid and always changing. Hence your interpretation of "abuse" doesn't necessarily make it so.



CableTool
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said by pharma7:

You ever drive over the speed limit, or talk on your cell phone in public? That's abuse! It's all relative and how we interpret "abuse" is definitely fluid and always changing. Hence your interpretation of "abuse" doesn't necessarily make it so.

If I drive over the speed limit its actually ILLEGAL everywhere I can think of. And punishable. And MY interpitation of ABUSE is the only one that counts if Im the one providing whatever service is being abused in my eyes.

Which is why these threads never deliver.
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