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inthedesert

@charter.com
reply to Crookshanks

Re: What They'll Find

I find this to be a very generous assumption actually. I work for a wireless ISP in an under served area (Verizon's DSL doesn't even top 1mbit in most areas and Charter hits a select few areas) and we've found that usage has increased ten-fold over the past few years with us suggesting Netflix, etc to our customers as a way to stream movies and TV shows. Our average user went from 25 - 30gb used per month to right up around 175 - 200gb a month and doesn't really show signs of slowing down.

Know what our response to this was? Invest in our infrastructure, remove our caps and increase our speeds. This hasn't bankrupted the company like AT&T and others would like you believe (and we don't have the billions they have to play with), but has actually brought on a lot more customers and given us the opportunity to expand our service area and given a huge boost to our customer base thanks to word out mouth advertising.