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Re: [newtech-1] I HATE COMCAST

From: Kae
Sent on: Monday, May 12, 2008 7:37 PM
I absolutely LOATHE this company! It's so bad that I'd like to set up my own company just to try and put them out of service. The best service that I've had to date is VERIZON. ComTRASH can go straight to HELL!

David Simmons <[address removed]> wrote:
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.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 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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