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How the hell do people stream so much when the highest data cap is 250GB?

#41foodeater4Posted 5/1/2014 4:32:03 PM(edited)
No cap here, but my ISP does give you a soft limit depeding on your plan. They say they will throttle back your internets if you go over a lot, but I mainly just game listen to music so I rarely get near the data cap

A lot of people don't have caps, plus some streams may even be using a business plan interents or something so they have a crapton or unlimted data even in capped areas.
#42Half-GhostPosted 5/1/2014 4:33:22 PM
Digital Storm posted...
Canada, but I pay extra for no cap. It's fairly common to have a data usage cap around here though.


This. I used to have a cap, but it was seriously annoying in a family of five. We all had to be careful and couldn't go on YouTube much.
#43brainlackPosted 5/1/2014 7:56:05 PM
good to be all of you in the philippines globe lines we pay 2500 for a speed of around 8-10mbps and a 1gb cap well I'm jelly and Philippines is so cool need to rename it land of the more opportunist than US of A
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#44SinisterSlayPosted 5/1/2014 9:00:14 PM
SneakiestNeg posted...
First torrenting has legal applications, second how is it their business what your traffic is? Land of the free.


True but most people aren't legitimately downloading 250 gigs of torrents a month.
It's a pretty safe guess that something illegal is going on and worth at least investigating.
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#45PsythikPosted 5/1/2014 9:01:56 PM
Worknofun370 posted...
Psythik posted...
In the US non-mobile data caps are merely a suggestion. I go way over my 60GB cap every month and haven't heard a peep from my ISP about it, not even an angry email.


They may be a suggestion for you. I assure you there are ISPs here who enforce it.
Where do you live, in an AT&T/Comcast dominated zone?
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#46ArthasRebornPosted 5/2/2014 8:35:18 AM
Psythik posted...
In the US non-mobile data caps are merely a suggestion. I go way over my 60GB cap every month and haven't heard a peep from my ISP about it, not even an angry email.


I always got so jealous when I heard of my friend's 300GB softcap on Comcast. I was on Rogers 60GB, and got charged $2.25 for every gigabyte over the cap. The site monitor could have been as much as three days out of date, so you had to be really careful about what you did on the internet.
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#47SampsonMPosted 5/2/2014 8:51:04 AM
I pay Comcast $55/mo for 60 down/10 up and no cap.
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#48ihumpmypillow89Posted 5/2/2014 9:06:40 AM
codyorr posted...
12 GB cap. Yeah, enjoy your Youtubes kiddies.


I remember when I had that too, mother f***ing WildBlue satellite internet that was complete s*** and cost $70/month for s*** speeds (10Mb/s down 1Mb/s up and a ping ranging somewhere between 800ms and 2000ms). Thankfully a semi-local ISP expanded out to where I live and get a 20/5 connection with no cap and 10-30 ms ping.
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#49happyscrub1Posted 5/2/2014 9:29:20 AM
First time I ever heard of a data cap was from gamefaqs. Sounds brutal.
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#50kuterPosted 5/2/2014 9:32:40 AM
125gig limit, but i could pay an extra 10$ to have unlimited, but i don't need it as i barely ever go over 60gig unless i download PS3 games. But if i go over the limit, it's 5$ the gig, or i have the chance to buy an extra gig of bloc (20gig) for 5$.