Okay! I have six people in my house hold who uses the internet constantly everyday!!! We game online, skype, watch netflix, facebook, youtube, etc.
So today our internet provider sends us a letter saying the plans are changing and we are now getting "Allowance Plan".
Everyone in my house, and well pretty much everyone in my city are pissed about this change.
We honestly believe we will pass the limit! They say the average household uses 90GB a month! Bull crap!!! and the highest they offer is 350GB
Either find out whats necessary and what's not, and limit your usage accordingly, or find another provider.
Yeah that's the plan is to find another provider. And if we can't then we are screwed!
No! I'm Spamacus!
17th June 2003
You're lucky you can even do all of that. Our DSL connection involves a lot of waiting around. :p
And what about the average monthly download usage of families who know how to turn a computer on, i.e. people who are not 60+ and just read books all day?
I'd switch providers.
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
Unless your area uses a lot of bandwidth I don't see why this is even necessary, besides to try and suck your wallet dry (most probable). Comcast has a 250gb bandwidth "limit", but I've never had to pay extra for going over.
Haven't gotten so much as an email about it.
I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.
15th December 2002
I suppose I might be unpopular if I told everyone I have 20mb, unlimited bandwidth with no FUP for £7.99.
Broadband is competitive enough here that I can get a deal like that. What they're doing to op just seems fucked up. If a broadband company tried that here they'd loose all their customers in a day, totally outrageous. I'd switch providers.
Danny King | Editor-in-Chief | GameFront.com
I take what n0e says way too seriously
20th November 2007
I have no idea what my parents are paying, but I get a guaranteed 20Mbps up/4Mbps down (not "up to" like the above site says) with (as far as I know) no cap. Upload is a bit inconsistent, sometimes I've tested as high as 26.5, and as low as 18, but my upload is shockingly steady even with a minecraft server running, usually right around 4.2.
So yeah... I'd ditch them if at all possible. What company, and what type of service? (Cable, DSL, Fiber, etc?)
EDIT: Actually just now tested at 32.5 Download... Damn! I suppose it helps that the new preferred speedtest server s hosted by my ISP :P
Snipes With Artillery
22nd March 2005
There's many places in the USA where there is no competition, no alternative provider, unless you feel like moving.