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alphapointe
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join:2002-02-10
Columbia, MO
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Never understood this

I've never understood the bitching and moaning about this...

I'm a heavy internet user (everything but BT and newsgroups), and my PFSense box shows 107GB for the past 30 days...

I wonder how many people whining about a 250GB cap are heavy BT/NG "users"...

(BTW: I am not against telling MPAA/RIAA to go fsck themselves, per se, I just don't like what it does to my node when 400 college students start beating on bittorrent...)
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jjeffeory

join:2002-12-04
USA

Well, by definition, you're NOT a heavy internet user...


daake07

join:2011-06-28
Kearney, NE
reply to alphapointe

This is my exact thought also, I used 75GB last month. Of that 75GB, a vast majority of that was likely SamKnows doing speed tests every hour.

I honestly stream very little video because I DVR everything. Obviously this would be different if I did not have cable, but even then I still would not use that much data.

Sure, there are legitimate ways to use large amounts of data, but with the exception of video streaming most people do not do them (FTP or offsite backups).

In a couple of weeks I'm moving into a Centurylink area with 1.5Mbps DSL, I can guarantee you my internet usage will decrease even more (I'm going to miss 16/3 Charter).