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jibz January 23, 2012 11:36 PM

What would you do with unrestricted internet usage?
I'd like to hear what you guy would like to do if net neutrality existed and we had good unthrottled internet service in Canada.

My own list of things I would love to do but can't:
I'd host private/personal servers such as ventrilo, minecraft, battlefield 3, web and email server. Have my ventrilo music broadcast going 24/7.

I'd love to have the upload capability to stream full 1080p instead of a neutered 720p to twitch/own3d/ustream

I'd love to use cloud storage without worrying about usage caps.

I'd love to use the internet for what it's capable of.

CroSsFiRe2009 January 24, 2012 12:07 AM

I think the next big issue right behind internet caps is the absolutely terrible upload speeds that are offered by ISPs which is the limiting factor behind several services that you've listed.

With my own usage case, throttling usually isn't a problem since I've been using usenet :thumb:

Also, I see you're in London like me, so Teksavvy and Distributel should be available and are both good options for uncapped internet if you want to switch. CC sells a Teksavvy kit that makes the startup fee more bearable. Also, I should note that I've been getting significantly higher speeds than the 15mbps advertised with Distributel that I'm using now. It's been around 2-2.3MB/s and when during off-peak hours, it sometimes goes up to 3MB/s on usenet.

Perineum January 24, 2012 12:11 AM

I'd pretty much do the same as I do now, just not worry about overages.

Jake_HT January 24, 2012 12:41 AM

I don't even use my 250gb cap so probably nothing different. I'm happy enough with my internet.. It could be worse!

Lpfan4ever January 24, 2012 01:23 AM

Yarr all the things!

But in all honesty, I'd probably be more willing to "try" stuff with a larger limit. I try to limit myself to a game or two a month right now.

omgwtf January 24, 2012 07:18 AM

250 is decent, I haved 50 and on some months I have to be careful to how many youtube vids I watch. :sad:

lcdguy January 24, 2012 08:13 AM

download the internet :biggrin:

Inik January 24, 2012 08:25 AM

Mostly watching online HD stream.

My ultimate goal would be to ditch my current cable and just stream what I want to watch when I want to watch it. I really don't mind paying as much as my cable for a good streaming solution.

Skyllz January 24, 2012 08:29 AM

With everything moving to cloud computing and HD content, yeah, we need bandwith, tons of it for those services.

As I get older, I spend alot less time looking into new games and "trying" them.

jibz January 24, 2012 12:42 PM

It seems as I somewhat expected the vast majority of people don't do anything upload heavy which is why it's so damn hard to find a service that allows for heavy users such as myself.

Upload seems to be viewed by ISPs as that thing that happens when people are sharing files they shouldn't be. Which cripples the versatility of the internet for people who want to do more.

My current service(rogers) I can get up to 80mb/s down, but have ports of services I host throttled and blocked for upload to the point where the service is unusable. The throttling can be avoided by changing port every hour at extreme inconvenience.

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