Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by CrAsHnBuRnXp, Mar 16, 2011.
More from the Source here.
Im unable to access the source at the moment. So what basically is happening, is this company is capping DL amounts or speed for their customers???
I'm from Australia and never heard of them. So enlighten me if I say something wrong.
If they cap DL amounts/speeds people will just move to a different provider?
The internet block from my College comes up as this:
Access to this web site which is categorized as >>Humor/Jokes<<, is currently restricted due to the *Name hidden* Internet Communications Policy.
Or is AT&T like Australias Telstra which owns the majority of internet cabling through-out the country and other providers buy a loan of these cables for their services?
comcast did the same thing to its end users. meh. bastards.
So the damage is confined to only this provider?
In USA, us as consumers VERY RARELY get bandwith capped, which explains why the source is so disgruntled. AT & T is a 3-in-1 (ISP, phone, cable) near monopolized company. I have yet to hear if any other company is going to cap us.
Ouch. So it may impact pretty hard if other companies jump on.
EDIT: I did economics so I know what monopolise means. (before u think I dont have a clue)
Yeah, it would. I'm using a local ISP and highly doubt they will bandwith cap my area.
As a AT&T mobile phone user - this sucks
At lease my internet is provider is GCI (Alaska based) and currently not including any caps that I am aware of. As far as my mobile phone (Samsung Captivate) I do not use much bandwidth a month...
Well the consumer is always right...
comcast, att, earthlink and some other ones have followed suite.
comcast (xfinity) is a major provider on the west coast.
they also tried to charge by usage in California, but they lost a ton of customers so they pulled it.
Apparently Comcast was the first to put a cap (at 250GB), but was essentially a "secret" cap. Now that AT&T had a publicly announced cap which is smaller, that gives Comcast incentive to lower its cap (and not make it a secret anymore lol).
Yeah, this shit is already happening in the UK and has been for ages. Here's an example of two ISPs: www.zen.co.uk and www.aaisp.co.uk
here in australia, we're just moving from caps back to unlimited.
personally i think its a sign of americas poor economy atm, and that it will revert in the coming years.
In the US (and here in NL), the Interwebs started out with caps. Then they lifted the caps. We were free! And now they're coming back.
In the UK (and in Belgium), caps were never really lifted, or for a real short period of time.
That sounds about right. I certainly don't remember an uncapped internet here in Blighty.
In fact, they love nothing better than advertising an "unlimited" service with limits, ie the Fair Use Policy. Only now, after many years of these lies, is the regulator starting to crack down on these false claims.
I think it's a sign of AT&T being money grubbing whores who need to be split up by the government (again)
the issue is, they have a lot of leverage, being the only provider in many areas; and seeing as our Saviour (FiOS) has stopped expansion we may but up the proverbial creek.
all internet - and i mean literally all, is fed through one provider here, telstra. their leverage lets people get 15GB a month for the same price others pay for unlimited... and they're a few ISP's down the foodchain
Latvia, Riga or basically any other city = cap, what is cap? In some country regions with only wireless there still is cap though. The meaning of cap mostly is gone for us.
sounds like AT&T has a secret butt buddy.
AT&T is notoriously unreliable, any one who frequents the TS can attest to my ridiculous packet loss. it's gone down entirely almost every night for the past month.
Here in Spain vodafone did the same thing for mobile connections,but the cap is at 4gb,than you get a shitty 128 kb connection in theory,but is about 15 kb real,all this for 47 €/month.
Did anyone at all look at the source? Anyone? Its http://www.cracked.com/. As in Mad magazine's rival.
Being a humor site doesn't really mean that everything should be taken with a pinch of salt.
I mean, "6 Important Things You Didn't Know We're Running Out Of" is actually quite plausible.
Here are some more sources that say the same thing.
Here in Taiwan we have no cap and believe me people exploit it to the fullest.
I think by and large there aren't any caps in Asia. I might be wrong though lol
Have a look at the business offering from www.aaisp.net.uk
It offers various speeds of fibre/ethernet access, uncontended and completely unthrottled or slowed down, 24 hours a day.
And the price? It costs thousands!
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