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Dominokat
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·Time Warner Cable

Low caps = what?

I have read more and more about most TV being broadcast online. Obviously, probably ONE show will blow the caps that TimeWarner and others are thinking of imposing.

This will do nothing short of killing innovation, only to save an aging technology.

That isn't to say cable is aged. They just need to adapt to the newer technology.

Setting Caps isn't this answer.


Jason Levine
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join:2001-07-13
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Time Warner tried to get a 5GB - 40GB caps system in place.

Netflix streaming movies tend to use about 2200Kbps. This means a 5GB cap (with no other Internet usage) would mean 5 hours of Netflix streaming per month or a mere 10 minutes per day. Meanwhile, a 40GB cap would be about 42 hours of Netflix time or less than 90 minutes per day.

Comcast's 250GB cap, however, would allow for over 264 hours per month of Netflix streaming, or over 8 1/2 hours per day. Again, this is without any other Internet activity so actual "Netflix time" would be less. Still, I'll take a 250GB cap over a 40GB cap any day.
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