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Re: [newtech-1] Comcast's proposed download bandwidth caps

From: user 4.
Sent on: Monday, May 12, 2008 6:22 PM
This is just ridiculous. I just came back from Scandinavia, where you
can get unlimited 100Mb/sec broadband for the equivalent of about $20
per month even in some rural areas. I don't know what prices are like
in Japan and South Korea but the availability of high speed broadband
is similar.


On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 5:42 PM, Craig Wood <[address removed]> wrote:
> Do you really believe that the bandwidth is that expensive?  I don't.
> Comcast is afraid that you will start using Skype -- removing their phone
> play, then on demand movie downloads will be the norm and you will dump
> their T.V.
>
> If they start to make you pay by the amount of bandwidth you consume then
> their other services don't look that expensive.
>
> ISPs need to be neutral bandwidth carriers and not have a vested interested
> in what flows down the pipes.  Gluttons make us all look bad, but once
> metered service becomes the norm we will lose choice and become subject to
> the same crappy programming decisions that have made 60% of primetime
> reality TV.
>
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> On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 5:18 PM, EddieN <[address removed]> wrote:
> >
> > Chad:
> >
> > To quote SAI:
> >
> > Downloading game patches uses a bunch of bandwidth once in a while, but
> normal [World of Warcraft] game play tops out around 30-60 kilobytes/second,
> or maybe a[masked] megabytes an hour run rate, according to one blog.
> Another user says normal usage is closer to 1-5 megabytes per hour. Continue
> to play until your eyes bleed.
> >
> > I guess you can extrapolate from there.
> >
> > Eddie
> >
> >
> > On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 4:57 PM, Chad Casselman <[address removed]>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Does anyone have any clue how much bandwidth playing COD4 or GTA4 on
> > > XBOX or PS3 eats up?  I could care less about movies, but my games -
> > > now you have my interest!
> > >
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