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>Comcast, AT&T, and some other smaller internet providers either test data caps or have them in active use, and this week CenturyLink — home to just over 6 million broadband providers — said that it's looking into using data caps, too. "Our competition is using metered plans today," said Stewart Ewing, CenturyLink's chief financial officer, during an earnings call this week. "And we think it's an area we have to explore and consider." Ewing added that CenturyLink intends to start trials, likely later this year.

Why do ISPs push for data caps? Why do they even need it?
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They Can't keep on getting away with this!
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>data caps
Top lmao
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>>52953004
>Why do ISPs push for data caps? Why do they even need it?
so that they can fuck you for more money
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>>52953004
Its a scam so they can get around net neutrality laws.
>put cap on internet
>offer package of services that doesn't count towards cap
This is the shit t-mobile does with "binge on".
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I feel sorry for people stuck in areas pursuing data caps with no alternatives. I live in an area that has like 6 options for internet/cable so they knownif the pull any shit, everyone will bounce.
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>>52953004
This cancer better not spread to europe

Fucking burgerclaps
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>>52953067
>tfw where I live, the only option for me is use dish and comcast..
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>>52953073
Trust me, your ISPs are going to look at out ISPs and see how effective it is to squeeze money out of their costumers. They will soon follow.
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>>52953082
We got verizon fios, optimum online, comcast(shit), a couple private companies, and even satellite internet if we want. Even satellite internet is offering 5mb/s for $30 a month. If this shit becomes mainstream, the big companies need a kick in the dick, or be boycotted. Some type of civil suit against them. Its not like theyre running out of internet or having bandwidth over saturation. They're doing data caps literally to squeeze existing customers for money.
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>>52953004
>Why do ISPs push for data caps? Why do they even need it?
They do it because they like money. Either from being able to charge you more, or not having to provision for as much total bandwidth/transfer per connection they sell. It's 100% a "because we can get away with it" thing, assisted by the absolutely miserable state of ISP competition in the US - most places have either a monopoly provider of wireline broadband, or two companies that have an unspoken gentlemen's agreement to not really compete too hard.
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>>52953099
If they try anything I will just end the service and switch ISP, I have like 20 to choose from and all with at most a month long contracts
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As a person who works for an ISP in europe I can tell you sooner or later it will come over here.
Thanks to Video Streaming the traffic exploded in recent years and cross financing heavy usage users with normies is no longer an option.
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>>52953166
Where in Europe are you? How much do you pay for your internet?
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>>52953107
Where do you live? New York City?
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>>52953004
> Push data caps because company wants to charge for use
> Doesn't refund my unused data at the end of the money

Thanks corporate America.
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>>52953252
American consumers are cucks who will gladly cough up a lot of money for convenience and a fancy marketing pitch, very few fight for better deals or take their business elsewhere in search of one.

it's why banks can get away with charging you money for a checking account that bears no interest and has a minimum balance, they know most people think changing banks is too much of a hassle to bother with, so they pay up instead.
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>>52953248
New Jersey. There is even talk of Botnet Fiber coming here.
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>>52953220
Sweden, around 30 bucks for 100/100

I paid for the fiber installation myself though so I pay a bit more.
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>>52953288
You lucky son of a bitch
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>>52953004
I thought CenturyLink already had datacaps.
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>>52953299
As it stands Im paying $42 a month for a 25/10 connection through Optimum and I do get the full bandwidth 99% of the time. No caps, very few outages etc.

Its sad that people think youre being an entitled bitch when you talk about data caps here in the land of burgers. Im not whining about not having unlimited 1Gb/s a month for $25. Im bitching about companies charging $50 for 200GB a month of 10/10 with no rollover or anything and people are like "but anon internet is in short supply apparently. Just like gas prices gp up or down based on supply".

People are fucking stupid.
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>>52953272
Anon how am i supposed to take my business elsewhere when Comcast is a fucking monopoly for most of my state.
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>>52953311
it's not a cut and dried thing.
Comcast officially has a cap everywhere but only enforces it in certain markets, and in varying ways. I'm sure the other companies are the same.
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>>52953344
You? Yeah, you can't. Most people that can don't bother to though, which is how these cozy monopolies and oligopolies come to be.
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>data caps keep getting lower
>download sizes for movies and games keep getting larger

If they keep pushing these caps so hard it's gonna blow up in their face soon. GTAV was like 60GB which is nearly half of some people's caps. Imagine the millions of confused mothers calling wondering why their internet has gone to shit after Timmy downloaded three games he bought during a Steam sale.
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>>52953395
You act like they'll care. They'll just five you a sales pitch as to why their "premium unlimited package for the low lowbprice of only $160/mo" is worth it.
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At least TWC won't be implementing any data caps anytime soon, unless Charter manages to do a buyout.

If that happens, the only other provider here is AT&T.... fuck.
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>>52953473
In AT&T areas you also have DSL Extreme (a reseller, Google them) if TWC (or Charter) ever gets caps because DSLX doesn't have them.
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>>52953099
Luckily my country got multiple ISPs competing for costumers so if one were to even try to put datacaps everyone would just leave them

Instead they are all switching over to fiber because they realize that's what people want when people leave their shitty ADSL service
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>>52953004
Data caps ?

Not in my country.
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>>52953558
I see, well that at least gives me an option if TWC ever implements caps.

Gonna be a bit hard to go from 300/20 (350/25 with over-provisioning) to 24/3, but oh well, I'd rather have no cap than high speed and a cap.
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>>52953288
>>52953299
>botnet fiber good

once they reach a monopoly they WILL police the internet
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>>52953753
So run Tor or some shit. You'll have plenty of bandwidth to do it
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>a first world country does this shit
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Google is starting to roll out their fiber service in my area, and the expansion has Comcast shitting bricks. Everyone I know is counting down the days until they can tell Comcast to go fuck themselves.
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Jesus it's not even that bad in Straya

I'm getting 100Mbs down with no data cap
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>>52953981
Google Fiber is in my area, but I'm right on the outskirts of that supposed area. So I won't be getting unless I move like 4 miles closer towards the Fiber proximity.
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>Australian ISPs are moving away from data caps
>American ISPs are moving towards data caps
What is this madness.
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get dirt cheap unlimited adsl in the uk
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>>52953981
>>52955123

fiber is soo worth it.

30mb upload speed all the way up top in fucking russia
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>>52955212
kek
>>52955224
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>>52953052
Of the two points you made in your post, 100% were wrong.
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>>52953004
>COMCAST
>AT&T
THANK GOD FOR BRIGHT HOUSE!!!
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I wonder if they'll have a data cap only for their lower tier plans. I hope to christ that they don't implement it in my area. I have their 100mbps plan but fuck. If they data cap me I'm fucked.
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>>52953004
Alright, that's enough. Let's protest.
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>>52955415
Why hasn't anyone band together, pitchforks and torches to take down companies like Comcast?
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>>52955415
How? Most people can't boycott as comcast is their only reasonable option. Comcast is trying to recoup losses form people cutting off their cable services since the internet is far better for consuming media.
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>>52955439
cause murrika is the home of the brave and the free
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what is the actual cap though
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>>52955452
>How?
How about stop fucking using comcast and go outside their offices with signs and megaphones saying that you're not gonna take this oligopoly bullshit. I'd probably go so far as to threaten violence but that's probably too far for most people. Just get a bunch of fed up comcast users and hippie kids from your local college and tell them about how bad this """""capitalist company""""" is and you'll have a shitstorm on your hands even if you decide to kick your heels up for the remainder of the time. If my isp did something like that I probably wouldn't stop until their name was synonymous with rape and white privileged.
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They're pathetically trying to save their cable TV business from Netflix and Youtube. It's really that simple.
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>>52955626
a better way to do that is to advertise that they actually have a cable tv business

i used them about 2 years ago or so and they were just bundling with directv. i had no idea they do tv themselves now.
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I live within 5 miles of a major peering center. TFW I could buy my bandwidth from them instead of paying cuckcast for shit tier internet.
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>>52953004
Thank you America.
HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH
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>>52953981
I want Google Fiber to deploy faster. Not because I'd willingly give my data to a literal advertising megacorp, but because it's making ISPs shit bricks.

Capitalism doesn't fucking work without competition. ISPs can't be allowed to have gentlemen's agreements and plan out duopolies for maximum jewry.

>>52955415
>go out to protest
>pigs deploy Stingrays
>data on who went to protest mysteriously "leaks" to the ISPs
>get random internet outages or blacklisted outright without reason
>pigs knock on your door or tap your comms whenever some rapefugee blows himself up because you're marked as a "dissident"

Fucking freetards were right. There's no such thing as "nothing to hide," I just didn't have the reason to hide myself.
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>>52953344
You can't because you're a fuck and voted for politicians that will gladly whore you out to Comcast.
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>>52953272
>only have one option due to corruption and monopoly
>"c-c-ccucks! why don't they just switch?!"
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My fucking ISP pulled that bullshit.
I get 50/15, but a paltry 250Gb/month data cap. It's ridiculous, there's basically no way to not go over that just browsing the fucking web and watching youtube, much less streaming netflix.
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>>52953099
We've had zero caps since ADSL was introduced right after Y2K. If any company introduces caps on home broadband they're gonna go bankrupt real quick because there is so much competition here as we don't have an oligarchy like the US.
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>>52956697
yeah you're cucks for not getting rid of the politicians that allow these companies to fuck you in the ass.

'occupy' movement protests tried but y'all niggers called them communist kids that only wanted free shit.
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>>52956646
>voted for politicians that will gladly whore you out to Comcast.
But politicians who whore me out also have a monopoly
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>switched to centurylink a few months ago because of the three local isps I can choose from, they were the only ones to not have data caps
>mfw this

someone save me.

seriously, fuck this. what a bunch of fucking jews.
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>>52957109
Occupy happened a little too soon.

Shit's getting worse just in time when everyone's collective will to fight had been spent. Now that the economy is getting "better" (it's not) everyone's content to consume just as before.
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>have centurylink
>they're always bitching at me for going over 250gb/month
>but they wouldn't do anything about it
>now they're gonna start charging me
and on top of that I still have abysmal upload speeds. this shit is unacceptable
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>Century Link
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>>52957200
Call them, tell them that and threaten to end the service unless you get a better deal
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>>52957200
my condolences.

at this point all we can do is raise hell about it to our representatives, and hope that google fiber rolls out faster in more places.

the prices will go down only when there's actual competition.
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>Comcast's apparent cap is 300GB a month

I mean, caps are awful and muh freedom, but how the fuck do you use 300GB in a month

Do you redownload your entire steam library three times a week or something?
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>>52957568

Eh, I've seeded 250 GB of data in a week before. It's not that hard.
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>>52957616
>seeding

Well see that's where you fucked up
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>>52957568
a few big downloads and hd streaming of netflix will do it easy. especially if you live with other people.
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>>52957568
>dozen or so megabytes of JavaShit per page
>another dozen of MB of images
>a couple of MB uploading personal data to third-party trackers
>operating system downloading ~1GB of updates without asking in the background (if you're using Win10 like the rest of the fucking neo /g/)
>a couple hundred MB on watching YouTube
>some GB if you decide to play your vidya today

And that's just in a single day.

The web is fucking bloated in a literal sense. You can blow through 300GB limit easily, especially if you happen to share connections with someone else in the household.
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>>52957568
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>data caps
>first world
pick one
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>>52953004
>mfw Midco
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That's it. Anyone know where I can buy anthrax?
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>>52957651

>being a leech who doesn't contribute back
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>>52953004
This is fucking Comcast's fault. There is no company I hate more than Comcast.
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>>52957568
>but how the fuck do you use 300GB in a month

and thats not counting shit I download through firefox, netflix, youtube, etc.
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>>52953004
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Burgerstani are just as bad as Australians, you deserve that internet for you crimes against humanity
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I find it funny how different eastern Europe is from the west.
I live in a small town in the middle of nowhere for years I've had 100/100 for ~10$ a month.
But we don't really have unlimited 4G LTE, everyone puts data caps after which you're back to almost dial up speeds.
The best you can get is 300GB/month for 25$ on a 2 year contract.
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kek, we havent had metered internet in the Netherlands for years and will not get it. Oh and i get free speed upgrades.
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>>52953004
You didn't hear OP? There's a shortage of internet gotta cap it!
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>Google Fiber intensifies
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>>52958415
can't wait for botnet fiber to actually start driving prices down

>w-w-we don't track your traffic! please come back
>we'll remove the data caps, we're so sorry
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>>52957568
Only GTAV is 65GB by itself.
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I'm going to make an ISP
It's going to be called "Great Internet"
All we do is provide Great Internet
No spying, no datacaps, no bullshit pricing
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muh freedom
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TWC was protested into dropping their cap. We all just need to pick a date, rally some support, put together dome info for the press/general public, and picket outside our local Comcast/other ISP office. I've been trying to measure support for this, would you guys be up for it?
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>>52953004
Well I'm fucked
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I really should consider moving to Russia. Russians of /g/, does Russia have data caps like burgerland does?
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>>52961600
I don't have Cucktury Media (I'm stuck in a TWC/Cox designated duopoly street) but I'd be willing to join the picket lines.
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>>52961726
Cool, thanks. I don't know much about protesting, but I guess I'll try to get the ball rolling. Maybe set it for April.
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>>52953004

>Our competition is using metered plans today," said Stewart Ewing, CenturyLink's chief financial officer, during an earnings call this week. "And we think it's an area we have to explore and consider."

So basically

>our competition is doing something to fuck over their customers
>we should start fucking over our customers too instead of providing better service and taking their customers

They are only doing this shit because each ISP basically runs as a monopoly in a large number of their areas.
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>>52955308

is brighthouse good

i've about had my fill with comcast and its my only other option besides att
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>>52957568
My Steam library blows that out of the water. I'd have to install my games spread over several months
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>>52961895
How many games do you have? How much of the downloading includes steam workshop and DLC?
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>america invents internet
>america destroys it for its own people
LAND OF THE FREE!!!!!!
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this is what everyone deserves in a world where the color of a dress gets orders of magnitude more attention than the raping of competition and net neutrality
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>>52955439
Americans are all talk. They have fucking guns yet never use them to fight corporations. They are the most pussy fucks around.
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>>52953004
I have a 25 GB monthly data cap, nice to see everyone else joining the party.

Welcome to hell, motherfuckers.
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>>52962029
where do you live? I dont even think Africans are that fucked.
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>>52953004
By putting a cap on their users bandwidth it becomes easier to sell the excess bandwidth to third parties.
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>>52962053
it's either Australia or some godforsaken wasteland like Alaska or Kansas
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>>52962053
Central NY.
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>>52953099
We have a state ISP as well, that is indirectly controlled politically. If the private ISPs do that then we can always use the state ISP. Thank God for socialist economics
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I binged on Playstation Now in January and used over 400 GB streaming back and forth to Sony's servers.

thx Charter
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>>52957568
Bro, is it so unfeasible to you that people use YouTube, Netflix, and gaming online ? Don't forget that the more people you have the quick that cap is reached.
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