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AnonMan

@comcast.net
reply to NetFixer

Re: [Caps] Comcast tiered vs flat cap trials?

Yea the whole Power User thing is subjective.

I had to reinstall windows last month and as such re-download a few games and BF3 alone is huge. You go the game itself and another 6+GB for each expansion. So I used about 50GB just for that.

We won't even talk about other games, windows updates etc.

Now I have a co-worker, just him and his wife. They use about 400GB a month and hardly download anything. They just stream everything for TV, play games etc.

I think if caps are to be implemented they should have just done them on uploads. The avg person abusing the internet is probably letting torrents run all day because you can't possibly sit and find enough stuff to keep your pc downloading for a month straight every month maxing out your bandwidth really. While if you left torrents running yeah, that thing will upload non-stop.

It's just all silly. Companies are saving more and more money as bandwidth gets cheaper, not to mention that they are saving more on labor costs as now if you disconnect cable for example they don't even come out. You take them boxes and that's it. Everything is encrypted by me so they don't need to come disconnect the line even. Not to mention they sure are not paying the techs any more and insurance coverages have dropped so in the end that leaves growing pockets only.


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You just made me wonder when you called yourself a power user and said you haven't exceeded 220gb that I could be considered a power user. I just never considered myself in that category. My usage putting me in that 1% is due to multiple people streaming daily.


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said by Johkal:

You just made me wonder when you called yourself a power user and said you haven't exceeded 220gb that I could be considered a power user. I just never considered myself in that category. My usage putting me in that 1% is due to multiple people streaming daily.

My parents fall into the 150gb-200gb range because they stream a lot of netflix. We are talking a ton.
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