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New Internet bandwith caps

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by moneymachine01, May 1, 2011.

  1. moneymachine01

    moneymachine01 Regular Member

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    I've been looking to upgrade my internet service and I signed up for ATT Uverse (I'm already an att dsl customer). After doing some research I found that within two weeks or so ATT is going to be adding bandwidth caps to all of their internet plans. Caps start at only 150gb/month for dsl and 250gm/month for uverse service. Now you might be thinking, no biggie, just switch from att to something else. I thought the same thing. However the only other provider in my area is Charter. Now charter has similar broadband speeds but they too have implemented bandwidth caps starting at 150gb as well. So this will kill my scrapebox, viewet useage not to mention any normal useage like online gaming, video streaming, music streaming. This totally sucks! :(
     
  2. Sites4u

    Sites4u Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    wow that is lame time to start telling att like it is hated when they did that crap with their cell phone data plans too.
     
  3. moneymachine01

    moneymachine01 Regular Member

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    I was looking at my historical useage over the past few months and I'm averaging about 250gb/month according to them. I actually thought it was way more than that but I'll still hit the cap. They charge $10 for every 50gb over the cap.
     
  4. Bryan

    Bryan Power Member

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    buy VPS and run your shit over there 24/7 you'll be fine
     
  5. moneymachine01

    moneymachine01 Regular Member

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    That's even more expensive than paying the overage fees. Then again if I had a VPS I could run xrumer. :p
     
  6. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    You Americans don't know how good you've got it. That's still extremely cheap for 90% of the rest of the world, just like your gas prices. Here in NZ I pay $50 (about $40US) per extra 50 GB over my 50 GB cap of 12 mbit / sec ADSL.

    Man up and get a proper server!
     
  7. jass11

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    Shift to India . and enjoy IM
    NO caps to net
    in 25 $ a month you get a 1mb/s UL connection
     
  8. beazt

    beazt Power Member

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    Yes but there is a big difference between the speed provided by ISP and they still have some catching up to do there.
     
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    jass11 Elite Member

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    I think 1 mb/ps UL is enough for IM work.

    you can even extend your budget and get 2 or 4 mb/ps
     
  10. dalcacio2007

    dalcacio2007 Newbie

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    Hopefully time warner doesn't put any caps :/
     
  11. englandrm

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    Hey OP,

    I heard they were going to start doing this in Canada, but is this happening in the States as well?
     
  12. Narrator

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    damn I have Uverse and didn't even know they were going to be capping me.
     
  13. moneymachine01

    moneymachine01 Regular Member

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    Yes

    Yep, starting May 5th I believe. You can check your current useage here to see how much you've been using ..

    Code:
    [URL="http://www.myusage.att.com/"]www.MyUsage.att.com[/URL]
     
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    ba_laz Power Member

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    i pay 10? for unlimited 50mb
     
  15. geezer466

    geezer466 Regular Member

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    Outrageous costs here in the UK I pay £10 (about $16.71 at today's exchange rate) per Month for unlimited DSL. Best bit is as I am only 300 metres from the exchange I get this.....

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  16. dextor1372

    dextor1372 Regular Member

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    Here in the UK, I have 50mbit down fiber / 5mbit upload and unlimited / unmetered bandwidth for around $100 USD

    woop woop
     
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    i got a letter in the mail from at&t saying the cap starts as of today may 1st and you can go just not 3 months a roll after 3 months in a roll of going over then they will charge you 10 per 50gb it sucks because where i live i only have one choice at&t dsl with 150gb cap uverse is not in my area yet and they said probably wont be for another year are 2 and the only other service provider in my area is open range are cricket open range in my area only has a 10bg a month limit and cricket has 7gb i think
     
  18. supervortex

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    I switched to Comcast business line. No caps on the business line. $59 per month.
     
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    prattchad Registered Member

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    i can't get comcast i live 2 blocks out of there area it sucks
     
  20. supervortex

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    also service is much better on the business accounts vs the residential plans. Hopefully they expand your area soon.