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  Thursday, Jun 13, 2002 Report News | Archive | Top  
Will Cable Companies Unplug the File Swappers?
- Posted 10:49 AM By tmmicklabs
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Worth Playing has an article up about how the Cable Company may be putting a cap on the amount of data a user can download a month. They will even charge you if you go over the limit. What a bunch of crap. This article is a must read. Click here to check it out.
Source: Worth Playing
4 Comments Posted

#1 by Curve on Thursday, Jun 13 at 1:30 PM 
Yes, it's going to happen, Road Runner had already confrimed that it was going 
to happen sometime in summer.  It's only a matter of time.  Oh this can also be 
found in the news post I made like 2 months ago :)
#2 by Kagato on Thursday, Jun 13 at 1:31 PM I know Time Warner (Road Runner) has contemplated this for awhile but they keep putting it off due to possible feedback they'd receive as well as possibly stiffling their growth. I've always wondered why people complain about a $40/month service - if you want bandwidth - go get a T1 ;) j/k. As long as the "cap" is what they currently allow, it wouldn't be that big of a deal to me - I don't do the warez (I actually BUY CDs) to often - mostly just like the bandwidth for games.
#3 by CCMC on Thursday, Jun 13 at 2:51 PM If they do decide to put a cap on it, is there any other type of broadband connection to go with that will give us the bandwidth without a cap? I have heard talk about Satalite, has anyone heard anything good about it?
#4 by Kagato on Thursday, Jun 13 at 3:04 PM The only "true" way of getting an uncapped service would be via a dedicated line (fractional/full T1 or T3, OC3, etc.). Every other system has some sort of software cap in place from what I understand, being that they can control/limit it via their routers. Satellite has gotten alot better than it used to be but don't think I'd still trust it due to you're starting to deal with space and solar radiation which can cause interference/delay. Personally I hope they lower my bill due to lack of data - haha - make them leechers pay - maybe it'll get to a point where it's cheaper to actually buy something than download. It's definately not a good idea though considering the fact that all these companies want you to do everything online. Imagine if you re-installed Windows on your machine at least once a week - you'd be wasting alot of your allocated data transfers just from re-running/installing patches and what have you.

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