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mlerner
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reply to Dragasoni

Re: FAIL

Well to be fair most of these plans include an overage cap so they don't charge you excessive amounts, although there are some providers namely for cable that don't cap and will cut you off for excessive use.

The whole system however is broken, unless you can manage to get a dedicated connection you are stuck with whatever the provider offers and we have no choice except for some ISPs like TekSavvy who are trying to sustain their unlimited plans.


Dragasoni
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Palm Bay, FL
Oh, well that makes it a little better I suppose. But I still think that's crappy of ISP's to take advantage like that.

Do you have free WiFi at McDonalds, Wendy's, Krystal, etc like we do? If so, you could just go there, or set up a directional WiFi antenna on your house to use their connection.

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mlerner
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said by Dragasoni:

Oh, well that makes it a little better I suppose. But I still think that's crappy of ISP's to take advantage like that.

Do you have free WiFi at McDonalds, Wendy's, Krystal, etc like we do? If so, you could just go there, or set up a directional WiFi antenna on your house to use their connection.

-Dragasoni-
Yes a few places including Starbucks now but they tend to have very limited bandwidth. Certainly not stable enough for video streaming.

I am however lucky where I am to have both unlimited cable + DSL for the moment. In other areas, many people aren't so lucky.


Dragasoni
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Really? The public library in town here has 10 Mbps symetrical, it's free, and they don't block YouTube or other streaming sites. I've never tested the speed at McDonalds since I've only used it with my iPod Touch.

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andrej

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ya in Toronto biggest city, we have 10mbps symmetrical free in every library over wifi and it's completely neutral


mlerner
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said by Dragasoni:

Really? The public library in town here has 10 Mbps symetrical, it's free, and they don't block YouTube or other streaming sites. I've never tested the speed at McDonalds since I've only used it with my iPod Touch.

-Dragasoni-
Depends on the area. Here in Ottawa, our nation's capital, funding is very poor for libraries so I'd be surprised if they all had fiber.