#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
#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.