enough? 250GB is enough right now, but in a few years it won't be. Lets hope a real unlimited ISP comes out.
said by pongo :It's already here, FIOS has no caps and they have true speed too. I have the 50mbs tier with them for $90 a month.
250GB is enough right now, but in a few years it won't be. Lets hope a real unlimited ISP comes out.
I hit the max speed anytime of the day, any day of the week for as long as I want. Unlike Powerboost which only boosts the speed for a very short time.
Woody79_00I run Linux am I still a PC?Premium
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I am currently on ATT and there is no caps. I had an ATT guy here the other day. I saw a group of them working on a RT down the street and i walked down and talked to them. I straight up asked them about ATT implementing "usage caps" and expressed my concerns about leaving their service if this is true
The one guy who looked like a "field manager" said he hasn't heard a peep about anything concerning any types of caps and that ATT is not going to caps its users and that is an ugly rumor. He said ATT is not limited like Comcast in network bandwidth usage because of the fundamental differences in the way DSL is set up as in Nodes . vs RTs
Pretty much he said Comcast and the like just simply keeps plugging more and more users into the same node.
With ATT they create a RT on a "per block" basis and only put enough plugins for as many houses on that block. Sometimes their are 2 or 3 or more per line length. He said this in turn means these nodes don't get overloaded as easily and the CO are hooked in differently than the way cable internet is deployed.
He said cable has a bit of an advantage in speed but a huge disadvantage in being as scalable to support more concurrent users than DSL.
As a matter of fact, the guy told me for his region there is still roughly around "40%" of current RT's that are simply empty and no one is even plugged into them. so it would make no sense for them to cap because their not even close to reaching any time of network congestion.
He did say they may jack the price a bit, i mean every compnay raises prices every now and then just simply because the cost of living goes up, im fine with that. which is probably what ATT will do while grabbing users who bail on comcast's caps. this is a smart move by ATT a price increase and no cap in return for unlimited usage...ATT should get a lot more customers from this come october
besides, i allready got 3 other options for internet if they do decide to cap...1 being a local small wireless providor who i am very good freinds with that has promised me he will never go to cap usages that has dsl type speeds, and a satellite provider who i called recently
The Sat folks told me there is no need for them to cap because they are not restrained nearly as much by bandwidth as others due to its wireless nature and what not...its a long explanation but switching to satelite does make sense...if you can't get att or someone else in your area..sat internet is available anywhere in the world.
AT&T is talking about going to pay per use:
»Is AT&T Hinting At Usage-Based Pricing This Fall?
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I think you are making and assumption that may not be true. Nobody knows the future.