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Windows 7: Congressman Unveils Bill to Fight ISP Caps

16 Apr 2009   #21

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Smashy View Post
I know, got some friends with the same problems and I completely agree with the last statement.

My connection :
15Mbps down
512kbps up (capped...sigh)
25GB traffic per 30 days
€42 / month

Seriously, people, stop complaining.

Hi Smashy
I'm often staying for a while in Brussels and there are some quite good deals out there. (Got "Smashed" myself often in the "Delerium Bar" in the wee hours of the morning -- great Pub).

Proximus / Belgacom do quite a good deal on TV, Broadband and Telephone -- I'm sure it's not as much as 42 EUR per month - depends on the package but people I spoke to seemed to think it's OK.

There are others -- but this might only be available in the Brussels Region.


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16 Apr 2009   #22

Vista Enterprise x64 SP1

A big city like Brussels does have more options, where I live this one is the best in terms of speed and price and even second best has a monthly cap that makes me want to punch someone.

Also after a bit of searching I found that my provider has a better offer combination for things we already have.
Internet connection would go up to 20Mbps and 30GB traffic, total price for internet / digital tv / phone would drop by about € 10 / month
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16 Apr 2009   #23

Windows 7 x64 Build 7068

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xan K View Post
Caps suck big time! I get it from my ISP and from 11:00 am to around 11:00 pm all torrents and emule activities are ridiculously slowed down, even slower than a 56k dialup conection. that's not what we pay our services for.
Looks like you'll have to result to legal downloading once again I suppose. 95% of the files on eMule and Torrents are illegally shared songs, videos and cracked programs.

Maybe your ISP is forcing you to be honest again?
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16 Apr 2009   #24

XP/win7 x86 build 7127

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
Every Australian ISP uses caps, you cant find one that offers unlimited download quotas.

They do it because American ISPs charge European/Australian and other ISPs for a traffic quota and exceeding that quota means that ISP get charged double the price per/MB than they would normally get charged.

Americans will be forced to have quotas because they forced other country's like Australia, Europe and others to introduce them by charging us for our traffic when it entered their network and considering nearly every major website is hosted within the US it was costing ISPs millions while making millions for American ISP's, what changed was other country's turning around and saying they would charge them for their usage when it enters our network just like they charge us for ours.

They will not be stopped from introducing quotas because they simply cant afford to pay the high price they will be charged for their users usage exceeding the ISPs traffic quota to other country's.

If American ISPs hadn't tried to be greedy and charge other country's for their internet traffic over the last two years then we wouldn't start charging them for their usage and Americans wouldn't have this quota situation to begin with.

Either way, every country and every ISP will have download quotas thanks to American ISPs charging other ISPs for that ISPs traffic being transferred over their network.

There is some light at the end of this tunnel...About 15 ISPs in Australia have signed up to the WIAX peering network so we can transfer data without it affecting our quotas plus most ISPs cache website data like Youtube and other sites and that also doesn't affect our Quotas.... Hopefully now some American ISPs will create similar peering networks of their own and join them up so it doesnt affect either users quotas, this also means the Internet will eventually return to its so called "Free-Traffic" designs.
good info there. I would like if you had a few sources so i could read up on. I just read yesterday about how the whole fiber bidding didnt pan out and now the aussie govt is going to partner with a private company now? to wire up like 90% of australia? Anticipation down under for this must be fierce. Good way to create some jobs for sure tho.
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16 Apr 2009   #25

Windows 7 RTM x86/x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GreyWolf View Post
Looks like you'll have to result to legal downloading once again I suppose. 95% of the files on eMule and Torrents are illegally shared songs, videos and cracked programs.

Maybe your ISP is forcing you to be honest again?
This probably could be the most ignorant statement I have ever seen on this forum.

When Nine Inch Nails came out with thier newest albums they uploaded it to a tracker and hosted it to be seeded.

Software companied rely on Torrents for distribution.

New artists rely on torrents for marketing their new songs.
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16 Apr 2009   #26

Win 7 x64

Well Im happy to say it looks like Time Warner has scrapped it's plans for bandwidth caps in my hometown.
Time Warner Cable scraps broadband capping plan in Rochester, NY
The only other option we have here is crappy DSL, no FIOS here yet.
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