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Do you guys got bandwidth limit imposed by your internet provider company?

posted by Everlast on - last edited - Viewed by 545 users

I've never talked about this on the internet but my bro and me don't have cable tv or satellite tv, and so we started seeing tv on internet sites such as hulu.tv, justin.tv and such. Although i really wish to see it on a normal tv set, i admit having no commercial is awesome. But now i can't after Onelink (my internet provider) contacted us we where downloading and exceeding the limit by ALOT. They charge $10 more for every 10 gigas u exceed. Whats the limit? 40GB. We used to spend 100GB to 500 gb watching streams and entire series on hulu.tv and Tonight Shows. But now we cant.

I was wondering if you guys got this same problem, as its a pain the ass and it takes out the fun in the internet. Problem is where i live 1 company provides the service per area. Meaning the zone is monopolized by Onelink' who has the fastest internet speed of 3mb.

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  • I don't think this has hit North America yet -- I believe the limitations on your bandwidth is only going on in Europe/Australia. I may be wrong though.

    Personally, I know AT&T doesn't limit my bandwidth whatsoever.

  • I live in Michigan, USA and use Comcast cable internet. They have a 250GB monthly cap. If you use more they make you pay a fee, and if you do it twice in a month they suspend your service. Sucks, but at the same time I've never hit it - with downloading Steam games, torrents, and Netflix.

  • @Armand1880 said: I live in Michigan, USA and use Comcast cable internet. They have a 250GB monthly cap. If you use more they make you pay a fee, and if you do it twice in a month they suspend your service. Sucks, but at the same time I've never hit it - with downloading Steam games, torrents, and Netflix.



    So it is in North America then? Wow, that sucks. I know you haven't hit it yet, but I think I'd switch providers if AT&T started in on that ridiculousness.

  • So there's still lots of crappy internet providers in the US, but Hulu et al as content providers don't allow access by us Europeans with proper internet connections - like the 40Mbps down/4Mbps up without a cap here?

    Somethings not right here...

  • @Psuni said: I don't think this has hit North America yet -- I believe the limitations on your bandwidth is only going on in Europe/Australia. I may be wrong though.

    Personally, I know AT&T doesn't limit my bandwidth whatsoever.


    We don't get hulu over here.

    It's a provider specific thing. Here in the UK, there are providers with limits (usually going from 2GB-20GB), providers with unlimited (with a "fair usage policy" which is supposedly really high. We've got that, and i regularly stream HD content, and play games online), and providers with true unlimited broadband.

    I would say, given 3MB is your highest speed in the area, you live in a rural area, with old cables, which can't sustain high volumes of data traffic, so the limit is there to allow other to use it, without being painfully slow.

  • @Psuni said: Personally, I know AT&T doesn't limit my bandwidth whatsoever.



    I also have AT&T DSL. I only play $25 per month for it, and I don't have a GB-per-month download cap either.

    I forget what my bandwidth limit is, but dslreports.com says it can clock my bandwidth to a server in Toronto at ~2.5Mbps download/~500kbps upload.

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    That being said, when I download files from the net, it usually shows up as downloading at 300-400kbps.

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    My parents went on a trip to Europe recently and my Dad says that, while he was over there, not only did he have a download limit but he also got bandwidth speeds that could only rival dialup. He might have only been using his iPhone, I'm not sure. Even if he was, getting only 50kbps download speeds on a iPhone is pitiful. You can't even watch Youtube videos at that speed.

  • We have a 40GB download limit at the moment, the highest limit we've ever had. I was fine with download limits until I found out that Americans usually don't have them. Then I was jealous.

    It's why I often use YouTube to watch TV. I'm sure there are more legal options, but YouTube's filesizes seem smaller.

    @Everlast said: They charge $10 more for every 10 gigas u exceed.
    Just ten dollars for a whole ten gigabytes? Wow, that sounds really reasonable to me.

  • I live in Connecticut and use Comcast cable internet via ethernet. I used to have Linksys Wireless-G Adapter, which was going fine on my old and new computers, until my new computer started getting a Blue Screen of Death upon start-up on June 5. Weeks later, we found out that the Linksys Wireless-G Adapter was the cause of the BSoD, and we tried switching to Technet Wireless-G Adapter, but that didn't work, even though it was connected. We ended up having to switch my computer to wired ethernet, so now it's connected and doing fine. :)

  • @Chyron8472 said: I also have AT&T DSL. I only play $25 per month for it, and I don't have a GB-per-month download cap either.

    I forget what my bandwidth limit is, but dslreports.com says it can clock my bandwidth to a server in Toronto at ~2.5Mbps download/~500kbps upload.

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    That being said, when I download files from the net, it usually shows up as downloading at 300-400kbps.

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    My parents went on a trip to Europe recently and my Dad says that, while he was over there, not only did he have a download limit but he also got bandwidth speeds that could only rival dialup. He might have only been using his iPhone, I'm not sure. Even if he was, getting only 50kbps download speeds on a iPhone is pitiful. You can't even watch Youtube videos at that speed.



    My speed is usually around 8-10 mbps. In fact
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    When i did it earlier, around 7ish, it was 9mbps.

  • @Psuni said: I don't think this has hit North America yet -- I believe the limitations on your bandwidth is only going on in Europe/Australia. I may be wrong though.

    Personally, I know AT&T doesn't limit my bandwidth whatsoever.



    Psuni i dont live in Europe, i live in Puerto Rico which is a US territory with US federal law and our own state law. So legally (not geographically) we are under North America. The problem is in my home we are 4 people and i dont think that cap limit is enough for all of us.

    Now 250gb sounds about right! I feel stupid to have to stick to a company which offers you an internet service but barely allows you to download and watch streams.

    @Psuni said: So it is in North America then? Wow, that sucks. I know you haven't hit it yet, but I think I'd switch providers if AT&T started in on that ridiculousness.

    Im not european, i live in the americas and we can get access to hulu and all those sorts of streams. Though i think its unfair to now allow europeans to watch Hulu.
    @Psuni said: We have a 40GB download limit at the moment, the highest limit we've ever had. I was fine with download limits until I found out that Americans usually don't have them. Then I was jealous.

    It's why I often use YouTube to watch TV. I'm sure there are more legal options, but YouTube's filesizes seem smaller.


    Just ten dollars for a whole ten gigabytes? Wow, that sounds really reasonable to me.

    Sorry just went to my bro and he told me its $17 bucks per 10gb in excess. I still think its expensive!

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