Hawkwing Posted April 12, 2009 Report Share Posted April 12, 2009 Ok, so here's a link: http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/mar2009/tc20090331_726397.htm?chan=top%2Bnews_top%2Bnews%2Bindex%2B-%2Btemp_top%2Bstory Update: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20090410/BUSINESS/90410003&referrer=NEWSFRONTCAROUSEL They're doubling the original tiers. That's it. With one of the biggest company in ISPs changing their rate plans to actually cap bandwidth usage per month, this is going to put a huge cramp in the side of flourishing online media outlets. Maybe not iTunes as much, but Netflix and other online HD movie streaming sites will feel the pinch. Also, many people who surf a lot of YouTube will be hurting. Also sites like Fox and ABC which stream their shows online may lose ad revenue. Also, IM clients like AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Skype, etc may also have to start being used in moderation. Skype more than the others I assume, but not only using webcam over them, but leaving them on all night soaks bandwidth. Many people might have to end up turning their modems off at night just to be sure no bandwidth is being used. What are your thoughts an opinions? If you currently use Time Warner (Road Runner) are you going to stay or switch? And who are you going to switch to? I'm in Rochester, NY and I'm having a hard time finding another ISP. It seems that Road Runner (Cable) and Frontier (DSL) seem to be my only options. I know I will go over the 5GB cap easily, and the 10GB cap is more than what I pay for currently. My girlfriend watches Lost on ABC.com, which one episode could almost kill that bandwidth by itself. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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