Time Warner Metering Internet Usage

Submitted by: klkl 9 years ago in Tech

Remember the ""End of the Internet"" post from a week or so ago? Looks like it"s already starting in Texas.
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There are 76 comments:
Male 1,725
""QUICK! EVERYBODY BE AMISH!""

lol, nice smartbomb

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Male 9,305
Please fail please fail please fail please fail please fail...
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Female 2,084
so this is just for people who use cable internet?
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Male 36
lol, try living in Belgium. its 45€/ month for 12GB.. and it has Always been like that.
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Male 693
Wtf?
Does this ENTIRE world seriously need to be about making a profit?
Why can`t we just keep the internet the way it is
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Male 328
pariahnola.. COX CABLE FTW!
they are doing that thing where they have smaller more spread out internet towers ya know. (in non technical terms) so there will be wireless internet everywhere for their subscribers. yayy. idk when they are doing it though. i saw it in the paper
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Male 328
meh. if you go thru 250 gigs a month you have no life. quite getting your panties in a bunch.

unless it involves work or something

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Male 895
WTF??? we do this in Australia already........
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Female 1,496
My router and modem are always on. So how would they know if I am actually on the internet?
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Female 173
D:..... DDDDDD:.... DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD:

This better not catch on in Europe... or anywhere for that matter...

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Male 472
It would suck for the people who got their mac address cloned by uncappers.

their bandwidth will be like 1TB a month :)

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Male 649
yeah if cox cable ever did that i would just give up on the net
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Male 55
Canada has had this for a long time.
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Female 368
II H8 READING.
anyone care to summerize dis 4 me?
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Male 7,933
This is why I love capitalism. For all the old people who only use it to check e-mails, or do some serious hardcore solitaire, this is perfect! If it doesn`t work for you, just leave. There will always be a company that offers unlimited. Right here there is a cell phone company (I dont know if they have it in other parts) that offers unlimited talk for just 40 a month. This is good for some people, if it doesnt work for you then you just leave
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Male 674
40 gigs a month? thats it?! what the hell is this, a drought?


The internet pron industry will have something harsh to say about this... I guarantee it.

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Male 1
I`m an intern for time warner in austin
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Female 878
Not in my American goddamnit.
D:<
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Male 456
what about playing online games? is that factored into this?
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Male 1,204
verizon fios ftw.
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Male 205
That`s nothing to complain about... We`ve always had a bandwidth limit here in Belgium, and I pay € 0.27 per 1 MB over that limit.

$ 1.00 per 1 GB is nothing to complain about

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Female 531
we have this in alaska. our old internet package, if you downloaded one game on the wii or xbox, you`d be paying like $30 in overage charges. we`re allowed 5120 megabytes a month and 90 tv chanels for $80 a month... it blows.
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Female 341
well, i have DSL, so... yeah... and since when do we have this in canada? I`ve never heard of it... maybe i`m just not paying attention...
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Male 807
This is pathetic.

I easily blow through 100 gigs/month.

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Female 34
Basically they want more money.
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Male 2,703
some people need to learn to read. it CLEARLY states that dsl is very unlikely to do this because of the way they transport information.

like I said, cable is good for TV, that is what it was set up for. they tried to step up and compete in the internet market, but now that speeds are increasing and information is increased, they are having trouble with congestion.

ATT has the right idea, they are putting everything through fiberoptic lines now. uverse is supposed to get ~30 mbps: 10 to the tv (HD), 5 dedicated to phone, and 15 for internet usage...

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Male 1,109
...i live in texas and use time warner.
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Male 2,591
people its time to grab your torches n go angry mob on their a.sses.. just walk in their building and just start knockin ppl out left n right bustin heads n be like yeah thats what you get for tryin to get over on us. then leave. and thats what we should do with the oil company too. bet they won`t bs us all around anymore.
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Male 4,680
If it wasn`t for bittorrent I wouldn`t download over 5GB/month. I suppose if you had a really big file (spore or something similar) you could start the download 10:30PM January 31st and finish it Feb 1st. Then again I live in the UK so this hasn`t come into effect...yet.
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Male 10,440
I hear you pro. Fortunately its not all of them. Unlimited internet is still a selling point.
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Male 92
Like a user said before, this started in Ontario around Feb or May. But depending on what speed of internet you pay for, that is the allowance. I have high Speed and I get 60GB and if I go over, its $2 for GB and $25 the most. Since Rogers (majour ISP) started to charge, the others are following. Its a real piss off.
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Male 629
I`m just gonna put my faith in the power of the people, without whom things like Time Warner wouldn`t exist. Just hope that they realize it`s all a big mistake even thinking about it. >:(
My dorm subscribes to Time Warner :(
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Male 213
Shoyz, check your math again. And another thing, youre forgetting about the upload. that 10g turns magically into 7.5 on your hdd. Upload accounts for upto, usually, a quarter of your traffic. If you are using any P2P applications that ratio even is thrown out the window. A cap as low as what Time Warner is proposing is quite silly. Blah. Corporate money-mongers all of them.
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Male 216
I
Am
MAD!!!!!!!
the internetz nazis have just pissed me off...
now i have to go to 4chan, and get anon to do something about this...
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Male 10,440
Oh yea, and 5 gigabytes per month is terrible. Sucks to be you Texas.
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Male 10,440
Not directed at you Lauraly.
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Male 10,440
Ok, I mean the offense here, idiot. This has nothing to do with that video from a week ago. There are only a few of you who actually know how to post any sort of link.
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Female 2,258
Thank god the company my boyfriend works for will pay for our Internet. (He`s IT, so he has to have it.)

I don`t like Time Warner Cable anyway, not only do they suck as a service provider, but they`ve got some crappy human rights beliefs.

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Male 541
lol look how bad the stock market is doing!
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Male 1,228
OH, and this is reasonable. Not as horrible as getting limited to certain websites, which is what those other internet-scarybuisiness videos were about.
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Female 1,002
Booooooooooo
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Male 1,228
^Unless it`s just as expensive. If it`s cheaper, by all means..
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Male 1,228
10GB a month seems fair to me. I have a 200GB HD, pretty beastly since 2004 for anything. I will not fill my entire computer in 20 days, havent gotten past halfway in 4 years.

You guys are overthinkin it.

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Male 614
This is going to cause a LOT of problems. "I can`t download this program cause my internet providor would give me a huge bill for this"

They shouldn`t be having us pay THEM for downloading free/payed for stuff.

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Male 81
Dear Texas IAB`ers if you can I would suggest switching to Grande. They are so much better to deal with and well frankly they are not Time Warner.

Grande Communication
I do not work for them I just realy like their services.

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Female 35
Everyone seems to be saying, "Everyone will just leave."

The problem is, they won`t. Think about it. It`s too complicated to explain (I tried 3 times).

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Male 563
thankfully I steal my internet from my neighbor upstairs!
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Male 534
I can`t believe this.
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Male 3,301
Well, luckily I`m using a backwater internet service, so I should be okay for now...
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Female 1,142
Aw, shiz!
*starts downloading everything I ever meant to*
WHAT A BAD IDEA!
I HATE YOU, INTERNET NAZIS!

I don`t have Time Warner, but I`m still terrified that AT&T will pick this up in no time...

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Male 210
5 gigabytes per month???

I download more than that in a day...

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Female 775
pfffft
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Male 418
yeah..I think I`d rather switch to a more expensive satellite network or something just on principle...they`ll drop it when everyone leaves.
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Male 474
Time Warner starts metering and throttling, in step Yahoo and *Bell companies to pick up with "true unlimited" internet access. It would force the phone companies to make sure they have the equipment to handle the customers though, which would be nice.
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Male 155
ya they do this in canada so i dont really care but at the same time i have never been anywhere close to my limit and i download alot of movies and stuff i only found out a few months ago there was a cap and i couldnt care less
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Male 2,703
hell, dsl is already better than cable. cable your bandwidth is determined by how many people are on your hub, it can fluctuate between 1mbps to 6 mbps no matter what "speed" you pay for. DSL on the other hand is always going to be what you pay for, always unless the lines are down. I get 6mbps no matter what time.
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Male 2,703
yep, everyone will change over to DSL now, which when ATT finally has uverse everywhere, it will be better than cable anyways.
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Male 637
Smashking, the problem with that is simply that companies would lose a lot of business over it, if they did. And if I know money-grubbing businessmen, they won`t risk losing business to assure a marginal increase of new customers their bandwidth.
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Male 1,220
QUICK! EVERYBODY BE AMISH!
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Male 772
PirateFerret, the problem is that other companies might jump on, as the End of the Internet video already explained.
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Male 3,345
What I find concerning about this is how they will handle phone (Voice over IP) data. They can`t raise the limit for people on their phone service, but not on their competetors. That would be monopolistic. So, will that 5 gigabyte a month (or whatever it is) include that voice data?
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Female 321
that would suck if you paid for internet usage, especially for a lot of people on this site

also i agree with Mouichi, it wont last long AT ALL

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Male 762
Too many words , but i agree with pirateferret , i used to get charged goin over my old 8gb limit , whats the big deal , on umlimited now if any one cares :-P
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Female 24
Haven`t bandwidth caps been around since forever? just change to a company that doesn`t have it *shrug*
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Male 637
Yeah, this is pretty retarded. There are people who never download anything, which would just take away from from the collective cap. This won`t last long.
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Female 99
well thats a load of bull! and then they try to justify it by saying its a fair way to divvy up the internet. cant`t wait to hear the rebuttle on this one
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Male 50
what the hell is so special about this?

The ISPs in norway tried this when broadband became popular here, but eventually gave it up, since people complained to much about it.

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Male 1,583
well i think the world is to corrupt and screwed up already. we dont need this poo.
*starts singing f.uck authority*
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Female 10
not the internet too... o.0 poor Beaumontians
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Male 302
And you guys said is wasn`t real.
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Male 555
Yes, hehehenard, lucky. But if I read correctly, it`s only new customers in the trial
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Male 5,970
Woah...I switched from Time Warner to AT&T like a month ago, and im in TX.....thank god
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Male 555
I can almost smell the bankruptcy due to lack of Time Warner customers... I`ll bet cash that if one or two ISPs start this, they will lose customers like water through a sieve...

Smells good...

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Male 271
They already do this sh*t in Canada, and it`s terrible and ridiculous, not to mention needless!
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Male 21,129
Here`s the End of the Internet video klkl referenced.
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Male 1,725
Link: Time Warner Metering Internet Usage [Rate Link] - Remember the ``End of the Internet`` post from a week or so ago? Looks like it`s already starting in Texas.
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