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Directv. First Comcast, now AT&T, can DOD survive badwidth caps?


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#21 OFFLINE   syphix

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 06:39 AM

You have got to be kidding me! 5gb is nothing. How much do you pay each month for it and at what speeds? Just curious......

Not kidding. They sent me a letter to let me know of the "cap", but state they won't start enforcing it until they give us software to meter our usage, which should be early 2009. I don't care anyway...I'm gonna be over their caps, and they'll be charging me for it, I guess. <shrugs>

I don't even use DirecTV onDemand because of the caps and my DSL speed...I tried it out when it came out, but never really saw a use for it in my current condition.

$40/month, for 1.5gb DSL. Yeah, it sucks living where there are no real choices.

Some say, "SATELLITE!" Yeah, their caps are actually HIGHER (part of my fight with Frontier, my ISP), somewhere around 15gb/month. But the latency for gaming or networking into work PC's is a deal breaker for me.
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#22 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 09:32 AM

What's a two hour movie....maybe 4GB-ish?

We don't do a lot of VOD but I do a lot of surfing and what about email?

This could get expensive.

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#23 OFFLINE   kevinwmsn

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 08:07 PM

Don't forget about all these flash ads in webpages.
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:09 PM

jeeez... I pay $39 for 5 MB DOWN 2 MB UP and no caps.... it's Charter Cable (but I get a business line though my company) not sure if the regular residential service has caps or not.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 03:25 PM

Not kidding. They sent me a letter to let me know of the "cap", but state they won't start enforcing it until they give us software to meter our usage, which should be early 2009. I don't care anyway...I'm gonna be over their caps, and they'll be charging me for it, I guess. <shrugs>

I don't even use DirecTV onDemand because of the caps and my DSL speed...I tried it out when it came out, but never really saw a use for it in my current condition.

$40/month, for 1.5gb DSL. Yeah, it sucks living where there are no real choices.

Some say, "SATELLITE!" Yeah, their caps are actually HIGHER (part of my fight with Frontier, my ISP), somewhere around 15gb/month. But the latency for gaming or networking into work PC's is a deal breaker for me.


Satellite may be higher overall, but the limit is per day rather than per month. I'm on Hughesnet & I pay $80 for 1.5 meg down speed & am lucky if I get 500kbs. For the downloads -- we get 400 meg a day. There was a 2-hour free period that I believe is now 4-hour (1AM - 5AM, I think) but if you go over 400 meg outside that time, they throttle you to less than dialup speed for 24 hours.




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