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why i dont think digital distribution will take off.

#91SamusFarronPosted 8/9/2011 3:29:14 AM
Bandwidth caps are uncommon, to say the least, in the far west and in the far east. It's only common in European countries and Australia.

If you have a bandwidth cap in America, your ISP is crap. There are a ton of ISP's in America, and many offer service pretty much anywhere. You can find a more cost effective solution that has no caps.
#92ShippoyashaPosted 8/9/2011 3:39:47 AM
I just hope this economy doesn't lead to something crazy like ISPs requiring a cap or anything. Just hate hearing how current ISPs not using caps are thinking about having one.
#93SamusFarronPosted 8/9/2011 4:09:37 AM
The day that data starts being considered an economically weigh-able commodity that needs to be regulated by amount, is the day I say "**** it" and move to the mountains.

It's not a limited or set amount. It's not like the internet is allotted X amount of data that we have to work with. ISP's can spit out as much as they want, given server capacity - and that is where much our set ISP fees are supposed to be going - server capacity. Any attempt by any ISP to regulate the flow of data, is as of yet in America, an illegal move that you can file a lawsuit for. Data is to be unregulated by it's amount. Adding a data cap is an attempt to grab extra money, by hoping people go over so you can charge an absurd premium for something that costs barely anything.

OTA data is the only exception, because it isn't protected under the same laws yet.