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Old July 19, 2012, 09:51 AM
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2.4 TB a month? WTF? no wonder there's data caps. You couldn't possibly go through that much content in a year.

Most i've ever used is a hair over 100GB in a month and I was doing quite a bit of downloading. I'm usually under 40GB, and I'm a heavy browser.

60GB sounds like a lame cap, but unless you're just filling your hard drives with porn, it's manageable.

I've got 400GB a month cap with Shaw, I will NEVER use half of it, unless I was purposely trying, in which case I deserve my overcharges for being a dick on the network.
Not going to say everything was above board but I was testing backup our work NAS to an offline site but accidentally set something that was to run once a month to once a day.

I will admit I used too much bandwidth that month but tiny caps are just a money making scheme. But I'll let subject drop.
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Old July 19, 2012, 09:55 AM
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If you're with bell and have a 25GB cap, or even Rogers with a 70GB cap, these sales are a big tease. Caps defend big telco/cableco's television networks and are a way of getting more money from consumers. Thankfully, we have options such as teksavvy, start, acanac for anyone who doesn't feel like being limited by a big ISP. I used to do 200-300GB per month but it's more in the range of 100-125GB now. Shaw seems to be about the only ISP with cap that are reasonable.
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Old July 19, 2012, 10:09 AM
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Kinda insane that people are judging him for using bandwidth he paid for.

If the ISP doesn't want him using that much then don't offer high speed packages like that.

It's the same idiocy that makes it so that speed limits are lowest they have been in decades yet you can buy streetbikes that break every speed limit in Canada in first gear.....

Personally, I can't blame someone for using the tool they have at hand....
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Old July 19, 2012, 10:11 AM
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ok so in the GTA there are ISPs that provide capless plans? My understanding is the 2 cable companies have a duopoly over the internet business to stop people from downloading too many movies or switching to streaming movie/cable services & thus ditch the cable companies.
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Old July 19, 2012, 10:30 AM
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So glad my ISP isn't run by a bunch of thieving d-bags. I get unlimited.
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Old July 19, 2012, 10:34 AM
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ok so in the GTA there are ISPs that provide capless plans? My understanding is the 2 cable companies have a duopoly over the internet business to stop people from downloading too many movies or switching to streaming movie/cable services & thus ditch the cable companies.
Teksavvy resells both Bell DSL and Rogers cable without a cap.

You have to buy your own modem though. If I was still in the GTA I'd be on Teksavvy cable.
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Old July 19, 2012, 11:07 AM
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It's really only Ontario and Quebec with Bell/Rogers that have the brutal internet plans, the rest of the country is pretty good.
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Old July 19, 2012, 11:23 AM
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ok so in the GTA there are ISPs that provide capless plans? My understanding is the 2 cable companies have a duopoly over the internet business to stop people from downloading too many movies or switching to streaming movie/cable services & thus ditch the cable companies.
Yes Teksavvy and a few other resellers have capless not sure if they are totally capless tho . Hell and Rogers have more then a duopoly they run the Government can enact a bill to their pleasing at their whim...


Cable companies sell TV service ??? I thought that went away with the invention of fire ??
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I just want to bring something up. While there ARE choices, quite a few residents of both Montreal and Toronto are SOL.

The reason I say this is that most new condo developments have in-place agreements with big telco which state that all residents are obligated to use their service. For example, it used to be that all resident's of Toronto's CityPlace needed to use Telus while the Trump Toronto has an agreement with Rogers. The same goes for Montreal where the upcoming Tour Des Canadiens is tied at the hip to Bell Fibe while Altitude only has service with Videotron. This goes for internet, TV and phones.

Nonetheless, I really can't see why some people would need more than 150GB per month. With Steam, Vudu and Netflix all running in parallel, I barely brush 100GB per month.


Back to the starting of this thread: if done with intelligence, you WILL NOT have an issue with Steam downloads and a reasonable cap (say 50GB+) unless you are either a game junky or have a ton of other download services running.
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I have a 25gb cap at my house... I don't know what my dad is thinking but I can't download anything or watch streams... it took me 12 days to use up 90% of the cap and then I couldn't do anything for the rest of the month.
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