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Charging by the Byte to Curb Internet Traffic  (Read 1744 times)

Started by #Shaun, June 15, 2008, 04:36:44 am
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Charging by the Byte to Curb Internet Traffic
#1  June 15, 2008, 04:36:44 am
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#2  June 15, 2008, 04:46:12 am
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...I already have internet like that.
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#3  June 15, 2008, 05:37:52 am
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I don't and I can't speak for Time Warner nor Comcast but....seems like bullshit for AT&T to put a cap on. Shitty surcharges on using a landline phone are extremely profitable; they can easily tap into that.
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#4  June 15, 2008, 05:47:23 am
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just kidding.
on the charging by the byte thing: maybe it isn't so bad?
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#5  June 15, 2008, 05:54:51 am
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#6  June 15, 2008, 05:57:21 am
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Ugh, that would suck...

Everything's about money =(
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#7  June 15, 2008, 05:57:44 am
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Old news is old. It was featured in last months Maximum PC.

Comcast is unreliable anyway. Also hypocritical. Promoting downloading video and music but punishing you for doing so.

Other countries have internet services that offer more with less charge.

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#8  June 15, 2008, 07:45:11 am
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It's like the time when VoIP emerged and ISPs tried to charge companies like the place I work on a "per-protocol" basis because with VoIP their telephone service business were at risk.

The idea failed totally and now we use VoIP to communicate between branches; in the past we had to use "local-long distance calls".
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#9  June 15, 2008, 07:57:43 am
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God DAMN. I'm constantly on the computer. And I have Messenger and Torrents. And web browsing. Man, I'm screwed
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#10  June 15, 2008, 11:16:44 am
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Well darnit. I hope we won't actually need Trent the Uncatchable and Ralf the Wise and Powerful to help free the 'Net in the not-so-far future.

[url=http://files.deliann.eu/read/dkm/TheLongRun.pdf]The Long Run[/url] said:
The Crystal Wind has been divided; it will be divided no more. It is said: the Crystal Wind is the Storm, and the Storm is Data, and the Data is Life.

You have been slaves, denied the storm, denied the freedom of your data.

That is now ended; the whirlwind is upon you.

Whether you like it or not.

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#11  June 16, 2008, 08:05:03 am
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I don't mind it if they could somehow find a way to guess whether or not you're downloading legit and paid things or you're just stealing it and then deal with your bandwidth and such that way rather than them targeting P2P in general.


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#12  June 16, 2008, 05:08:44 pm
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Depending on prices it might be cheaper to send dvs over regular mail to send big files. As my networks teacher said, never underestimate the bandwitdh of a truck full of back up tapes.
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#13  June 17, 2008, 07:09:04 pm
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I thought this was around for a while.
But luckily my usage is not metered... Or I would be screwed LOL
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