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[Comcast] Extra $35/month if you want to use over 300GB.

xxxHolic 31,543 5,566 November 7, 2015 at 02:18 PM
http://consumerist.com/2015/11/06...ongestion/

Government will do nothing because they are in bed with Comcast. People are too lazy to care.

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If you don't care, don't do anything. If you do care, stop giving them money and/or complain to the FCC. I'm not sure what else you're looking for here.
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Quote from quotidian View Post :
If you don't care, don't do anything. If you do care, stop giving them money and/or complain to the FCC. I'm not sure what else you're looking for here.

May as well spit in the ocean lol. Seriously, just another way to charge you. This time based on data not on download speed (which loosely translates anyway). If it is that much of a concern to someone, then assuming you have other options like Fios you can just switch over. There is no reason to expect the gov to intervene if there is competition.
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Yep, isps charge what they want for whatever than can get away with. As examples, dialup was long distance until '96, then the affordable plan was capped at 30 hours per month, no unlimited offered. '06, satellite, 10GB, $60. Newer satellite is still the same price for that cap, but added in a freezone, suffers from severe congestion and is borderline unusable at times during primetime and free zone. I'm barely in range of a regional GSM carrier, 200GB cap, quite reasonable, had it almost 1.5 years. $52 for up to 4 meg, I'm seeing about 2.5 now most of the time. Couple miles down the road, no usable cell service. Most people have satellite, no choice. I did for 7 years.

Of course with rural options, caps are a bit for traffic management, satellite only has so much to go around. Cell, not so much. Tower I'm on, I doubt there are 50 households plus maybe 6 cars driving by on it at a time, likely not all doing things on it, so should be a lot extra. With what you mention, it's only to generate cash, rightly or wrongly, that's what businesses do. But I'm guessing you have more than one option for Internet, so you do have a choice (maybe). If enough people switch, then the company may change, but I'm guessing many people will just pay up.
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Comcast is taking advantage of the way scripting is being implemented these days. You visit a site that contains advertising and the scripting connects you to dozens of external sites that use bandwidth in the background without your knowledge or permission. Its the way of the future, get used to it.

You can try uBlock Origin [ublock.org] for some relief.
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Scumcast second year rate $45/30, third year $67/month. I'm pulling the plug, won't pay a cent more over $45. Scumcast wants to increase my speed, which is not necessary for $50/month or $45/3Mb. I refused both craptastic offers. I get only internet + ooma. Ooma raised "tax" fee. I don't care. I'll tell ooma to thank scumcast for losing a customer. Greedy scumcast sent me a paper bill with advertisement brochure $45/75 plan, but they won't keep my $45/30 plan for another year. Hope they burn. In nj.

ps - when everybody unplugs scumcast will be paying us $45/month first year "promo"
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to do 300 you woud have to have Netflix 4k streaming all day or porn


http://bgr.com/2015/11/09/comcast...eutrality/
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to do 300 you woud have to have Netflix 4k streaming all day
300GB/month = ~10GB per day

From the netflix site (https://help.netflix.com/en/node/87)
Watching movies or TV shows on Netflix uses about 1 GB of data per hour for each stream of standard definition video, and up to 3 GB per hour for each stream of HD video
So... basically 10 hours of Netflix per day for standard definition.

Go up to HD with 2 streams and you're at less than 2 hours per day (each)
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You can disregard bargeit, he's an advanced bot or some paid foreigner who posts one line responses and a link in almost every post. 253 in a month. Similar to user narnaie, who seems to be gone.
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In addition to uBlock Origin [ublock.org] you might want to install Networx [softperfect.com]

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Networx is a tool to monitor your computers use of your internet connection. It reports both up and down traffic and it lets you know the specific application or leech. With this information you can take steps to speed up your internet access by changing the permissions that programs are given. Networx works hand in hand with tools similar to Process Lasso [bitsum.com] which allows you to throttle everything that your computer does, you can give a program a higher priority or you can lower a programs priority you can also prevent the program from launching entirely.
There are also custom firmware for routers such as gargoyle that can throttle apps/devices etc and let you know how much b/w your chromecast/firetv/phone/ps4/whatever is using.
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There are also custom firmware for routers such as gargoyle that can throttle apps/devices etc and let you know how much b/w your chromecast/firetv/phone/ps4/whatever is using.
Yes I knew that, but certain SD'rs think that I allow my posts to get too big/long DD-WRT
& Tomato, yes Gargoyle too are excellent alternative firmware's for routers however not all routers are supported Make Use Of [makeuseof.com] has a list of popular and worthy alternate firmware(s).

The problem with recommending a specific Open Source firmware is that they are not all equal. One may offer options for a VPN another may or may not offer USB support for a NAS drive. A user must sort through reach firmware's feature set which could easily result in only 1 viable firmware for that user and lets face it many non techie types don't know what they need they just want all the bells and whistles they can get.
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i f'in hate this company. everything about it.

zero other options for me aside from at&t BS.
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i f'in hate this company. everything about it.
And, if anything, your words are not strong enough to express my feelings towards them.
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