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ISP putting monthly caps is BS

#1su27ChaosPosted 12/27/2013 8:44:16 PM
I don't know about anyone but IMO it's nice to have a uncap because from I seen in past 12 months. Newer technology now focus on cloud storage and later on they want gaming there on the cloud storage. How the **** if technology going advance when you put caps. It's ISP's fault for not being prepared in the first place

I do backups on like because I do photography and 7 hard drives of 3TB isn't enough so I rely on cloud storage. Lately I'm transfering over 1500 GBs from another storage website because it's faster and cheaper I paid $96 for 5 years/unlimited storage.


So now that I said that here is my records

Example
Bandwidth record
December: 1200 GB <-- I'm currently doing transfer backups (from pogoplug to zoolz I have tons of RAW files from my Canon EOS 5D MK2) but without the transfer it would be like October.
November: 300 GB
October: 100 GB
September: 200 GB


Imagine having that stupid cap of 250GB per month.

I would have hit the max 6 times in a row. I think it's way better to have it done in one month than 6 months.
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#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 12/27/2013 8:50:36 PM
Are caps for home internet common? I've never known anyone with one, just on phones and the like.
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#3su27Chaos(Topic Creator)Posted 12/27/2013 8:52:39 PM
Not sure though but I remember those Comcast caps but it's not in effect. Right now I'm still uploading.
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#4__starsnostarsPosted 12/27/2013 9:24:43 PM
Imagine having that stupid cap of 250GB per month.

For the longest time my cap was 60GB and that was the best I could get. Canadian ISPs suck.
#5DV8ingSourcesPosted 12/27/2013 9:26:16 PM
I have a 250gb soft cap (allowed 350 before they call and ask what's up) and its been plenty. I'm the only heavy internet user in the house though and I can see it becoming an issue with a family of 4 internet users.
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#6elsmittyPosted 12/27/2013 9:30:52 PM
i'm pretty sure I've been hitting mine cause whenever I download something big in the last few days my network has been shutting off...
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#7Partyboy28Posted 12/27/2013 9:32:13 PM
Don't ISP's just charge outrageous bandwidth fees if you go over your cap?
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#8doctoglethorpePosted 12/27/2013 9:34:21 PM
su27Chaos posted...
It's ISP's fault for not being prepared in the first place


Oh they are prepared just fine, they just like making more money then they deserve. Thank crappy regulations in NA for that.
#9Rolen47Posted 12/27/2013 9:37:07 PM
Depends on the ISP. My ISP used to have a strange policy that they didn't want me to use more than 3GB a day for 15/30 days of the month. If I used more than that often then they would have called me to try and get me to upgrade to the next tier of faster speed (which had a 6GB a day policy). This year they changed their policies and don't do that anymore.
#10MortalDangerPosted 12/27/2013 9:43:33 PM(edited)
I got a Comcast cap of 300 gigs, with 3 overage allotments. Most I've used is 112 gigs.

Edit: XFINITY Internet customers’ median monthly data usage is 17 GB per month.
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