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FFH5
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5

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Upload is the problem more than download

"As far as I am aware, uploads are not affected, at least not initially."
At first I heard that the cap was based on upload & download combined and not just download.

And since upload capacity is the choke point for cable companies, why not cap upload? Besides the throttling, it would make more sense to surcharge heavy uploaders more than anyone else.
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Trinijoy
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join:2005-09-12
Brick, NJ
What about playing online games doesn't this consume bandwidth constantly??

Vtr_Racing

join:2006-09-04
Pflugerville, TX
I believe this would contribute to the "cap". Its data being transfered. Someone correct me if Im wrong here. Or would bandwith usage playing online games not be part of this "cap?


jester121
Premium
join:2003-08-09
Lake Zurich, IL
Packets are packets, whether they're games, voice, html, e-mail, or pr0n.


FLengineer
CCNA, CEH, MCSA
Premium
join:2007-06-26
Leesburg, FL

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reply to Vtr_Racing
Yes online games would count. however, online games don't consume very much bandwidth at all.

PDXPLT

join:2003-12-04
Banks, OR

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reply to FFH5
said by FFH5:

And since upload capacity is the choke point for cable companies, why not cap upload?
Beacuase the real issue isn't network capacity, it's cannabalization of their TV offerings.


maartena
Elmo
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join:2002-05-10
Orange, CA
kudos:3
reply to FLengineer
said by FLengineer:

Yes online games would count. however, online games don't consume very much bandwidth at all.
That totally depends on the type of online game.


KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK
Generally the clients are very light on bandwidth. I'm not so sure about hosting servers, however.


axobeauvi

@comcast.net
reply to FLengineer
I bought half lie 2 awhile back and you had to basically download the entire game and connect evertime you play.
that was at least 4gigs ,then the ongoing and that's just one game.
they are going to kill legit usage