wtf? there are so many things wrong with this...
So what happens when some small family with a pc or two in the house gets owned/infected which is quite common and they are serving up content for a month or so. They are going to get a bill for massive overages which they likely cannot afford and be hosed? This is not like someone getting a large cell phone bill for roaming overseas, cap overages could happen for MANY reasons. This is insanity!
Add to it the fact that this is clearly to soak in more money while stiffling usage of legit services like NetFlix, etc.
Caps are insane and the ones TWC seems to be proposing are ridonkulous.
As one user pointed out, a 90 min hd vid/movie/show can hit 14gb.... Even if it only hit 5, 10, 12gb, you can see, that you would be crippled if you used alternatives means of entertainment...
Damn it....Time Warner kept quiet for so long, it was making me happy. I bet this will hit the Ohio area as we already are gimped with 768k upload on a TURBO connection!
Hopefully they'll revise the caps and do it like Comcast. 250 gigs is perfectly acceptable. And don't fucking launch this without a tool to track usage.
I do not think they plan on having any type of 'real' tracking tool for bandwidth usage -- and this whole plan IMO is designed to thwart the pirates, lessen the burden on the pipes, and also make legit good customers pay a moderately higher (or much higher) bills with the metered billing and overage charges with will inevitably come with the lack of a proper tool and a silly a55ed 5-10GB cap. By the time someone with a large STEAM game library DL's all the games on a new OS format and you do a bit of online TV watching your bandwidth will be used up.
I think what the industry will see is a HUGE shift back to telco but lower spec DSL will become like the old dial up and everyone will be using it and getting off of cable HSI. Of course after some time the DSL telcos will institute the same caps, but they won't attempt to do that until they nab a good share of the cable HSI customers.