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pizz
1gbps is all the rage.
Premium
join:2000-10-27
Astoria, NY
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable

1 recommendation

Has nothing to do with Cost

It has to deal with the services you use while on their network. buying from a tier 1 NSP is insanely cheap, so bandwidth isnt the issue. Upgrading their plants is a costly venture, but the cable corps had many years to upgrade, and give proper QoS on their network(s).

Bottom line is: They dont want you to use other VOIP providers, watch TV or Movies. Listen to radio streams not offered on their portal site(s) or download anything that they dont get a piece of the pie from.

TWC tried this, and it got reached with a very harsh backlash. Now lets see if its met with the same backlash on comcast's end.
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The more you talk, the less you listen.



Trinijoy
Premium
join:2005-09-12
Brick, NJ
Now this pisses me off, in more ways then one.


Lowtarget
Premium
join:2003-12-22
Alger, OH
250GB per month would be more then enough for me.


TruSm0ke

join:2005-07-21
Michigan
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to pizz
Maybe that may be true, but it seems to be a little bit "tunnel vision."

The Internet is generally a free-reign type of territory, with a large number of services that are owned and operated by many different companies.

To say they want to put a cap on their speed packages because they want to get a peice of the VOIP, TV/Movie, streaming content "pie" doesn't really seem to fit. Although I don't discount that they want in on these money making enterprises, I think this issue has to do with them feeling pressure from their outdated technology, and decaying infrastructure that they want to keep working and profiting from without the cost of actually have to shell out the mucho cash it takes to upgrade such resources because of changing bandwidth demands.


NOCMan
MadMacHatter
Premium
join:2004-09-30
Colorado Springs, CO
reply to pizz
Hear! Hear!


NOCMan
MadMacHatter
Premium
join:2004-09-30
Colorado Springs, CO
reply to TruSm0ke
Remember when AT&T said they wanted to charge Google for access to their customers and said if they did not pay then customers would experience slower downloads vs to any site that did pay.

ITS THE SAME THING JUST APPLIED TO THE CUSTOMER!!!


KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
Premium
join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK
reply to pizz
said by pizz:

Bottom line is: They dont want you to use other VOIP providers, watch TV or Movies. Listen to radio streams not offered on their portal site(s) or download anything that they dont get a piece of the pie from.
Ding, Ding, Ding, we have a winner!

This is as much about stopping new forms of competition that are just starting up (Video via the Net, basically) and protecting their lucrative Cable TV business then it is about anything else.

If they make it so it's too expensive to get video via the Net, that leaves you where you are now: The CableCo (or maybe your Telco) and Satellite.
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"Regulatory capitalism is when companies invest in lawyers, lobbyists, and politicians, instead of plant, people, and customer service." - former FCC Chairman William Kennard (A real FCC Chairman, unlike the current Corporate Spokesperson in the job!)


DaveDude
No Fear

join:1999-09-01
New Jersey
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Comcast
said by KrK:

said by pizz:

Bottom line is: They dont want you to use other VOIP providers, watch TV or Movies. Listen to radio streams not offered on their portal site(s) or download anything that they dont get a piece of the pie from.
Ding, Ding, Ding, we have a winner!

This is as much about stopping new forms of competition that are just starting up (Video via the Net, basically) and protecting their lucrative Cable TV business then it is about anything else.

If they make it so it's too expensive to get video via the Net, that leaves you where you are now: The CableCo (or maybe your Telco) and Satellite.
Yup see Comcasts pathetic upstream, I may change to Fios (when it comes available) just for the upstream. Powerboost means nothing to me.
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“Say no to fear. Don’t let anxiety crush your life. Live life free and unfettered.”



88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to pizz
said by pizz:

Bottom line is: They dont want you to use other VOIP providers, watch TV or Movies. Listen to radio streams not offered on their portal site(s) or download anything that they dont get a piece of the pie from.
If you used you VoIP connection 24/7 you'd use 30-35 GB a month.

If you streamed iternet radio 24/7 you'd use 40 GB a month

Tv streams typically are 1.5 Mbps or less. So sure if you watched TV 13 hours a day you go over your cap. Assuming the show is streamed at 1.5 Mbps. Many aren't.

reececonrad

join:2008-05-07
Cedar Falls, IA
The big bad business trying to rip of it's clients. Imagine that.


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
you=dumb. How exactly are you being ripped off?

ISP=Internet Service Provider. They are providing you with internet service. case closed.