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NOCMan
MadMacHatter
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join:2004-09-30
Colorado Springs, CO
reply to Jeffrey

Re: Cable companies need to wake up

I agree. Music downloads, web surfing, online radio, video games, Movie rentals from Itunes range from 600M to over 6G.

Backing up all my digital media online would put me over a terabit. So you're telling me it would take me several months to download all of it. That limit would severely limit innovation on the internet.


ropeguru
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join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA
said by NOCMan:

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Backing up all my digital media online would put me over a terabit. So you're telling me it would take me several months to download all of it. That limit would severely limit innovation on the internet.
Sad part is that with all the wimpy upload speeds, you would be through a month and still wouldn't have a complete backup..


JamesPC

join:2005-10-12
Orange, CA
reply to NOCMan
Great point NOCMan. There should be no limitations on a unlimited service. And if they cant offer unlimited SOMEONE WILL!


JamesPC

join:2005-10-12
Orange, CA
reply to ropeguru
thats why you upload 24/7, but still takes awhile with 120kb/s


NOCMan
MadMacHatter
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join:2004-09-30
Colorado Springs, CO
reply to ropeguru
I have FIOS 15mbit upstream. Not my fault other ISP's are crap.


Jeffrey
Connoisseur of leisurely things
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Long Island
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reply to NOCMan
said by NOCMan:

I agree. Music downloads, web surfing, online radio, video games, Movie rentals from Itunes range from 600M to over 6G.

Backing up all my digital media online would put me over a terabit. So you're telling me it would take me several months to download all of it. That limit would severely limit innovation on the internet.
Shit, I forgot about 3rd party online backup. Yep, that would set me over the 1TB limit as well.
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funchords
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Yarmouth Port, MA
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See, it's working already!


Quaoar

join:2004-08-11
Fort Collins, CO
reply to JamesPC
Comcast dropped the "unlimited" at least two years ago, perhaps three.

Q

Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO
reply to Jeffrey
Then I guess you would need to pay the extra cost to back it up or find a better and more affordable solution.

I personally would recommend a good backup tape, raid 5 drives, or a mirrored drive setup.

patcat88

join:2002-04-05
Jamaica, NY
kudos:1
reply to JamesPC
said by JamesPC:

Great point NOCMan. There should be no limitations on a unlimited service. And if they cant offer unlimited SOMEONE WILL!
Since when is broadband run by a socialist or communist state?

Concept of capitalism guarantees there will not be true unlimited service.

Cisco and Lucent don't make unlimited speed equipment.............


Jeffrey
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reply to Skippy25
said by Skippy25:

Then I guess you would need to pay the extra cost to back it up or find a better and more affordable solution.

I personally would recommend a good backup tape, raid 5 drives, or a mirrored drive setup.
Yeah, I hear ya. I don't use online backups at the moment, with no immediate plans to do so. I have a sufficient local backup setup, similar to what you're suggesting that works fine for me. I just know some less than PC literate people I know prefer to use online backups, in lieu of locally managed storage. For them, as Comcast users, they would have a problem.
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And so castles made of sand, slip into the sea, eventually.

I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.