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

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by rahlquist, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. syphix

    syphix Hall Of Fame

    Jun 23, 2004
    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.
  2. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    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.

  3. kevinwmsn

    kevinwmsn Hall Of Fame

    Aug 19, 2006
    Don't forget about all these flash ads in webpages.
  4. Crypter

    Crypter Godfather

    Jun 21, 2007
    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.
  5. HDJulie

    HDJulie Icon DBSTalk Club

    Aug 10, 2008
    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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