• Data Caps

    From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to All on Thu Dec 24 08:00:00 2020
    It's that time of the month, folks! If Comcast or your provider have
    instituted data caps, it's time to check your bandwidth usage, and if
    you're under the data cap, get STREAMING! See how close you can come
    to the limit, without going over.

    It's the DATA CAP CHALLENGE, and it's running EVERY MONTH.



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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu Dec 24 13:35:15 2020
    Re: Data Caps
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Thu Dec 24 2020 08:00 am

    It's that time of the month, folks! If Comcast or your provider have instituted data caps, it's time to check your bandwidth usage, and if you're under the data cap, get STREAMING! See how close you can come
    to the limit, without going over.

    It's the DATA CAP CHALLENGE, and it's running EVERY MONTH.


    sorry dont use a shitty isp
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu Dec 24 12:39:17 2020
    Re: Data Caps
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Thu Dec 24 2020 08:00 am

    It's that time of the month, folks! If Comcast or your provider have instituted data caps, it's time to check your bandwidth usage, and if you're under the data cap, get STREAMING! See how close you can come
    to the limit, without going over.

    It's the DATA CAP CHALLENGE, and it's running EVERY MONTH.

    I seem to remember hearing Comcast has instituted data caps again. I'm still glad I moved away from Comcast.. And I've been using a fiber internet service for the past 5 years now, and I like the symmetric speeds. Same speed for both upload & download!

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Thu Dec 24 12:42:12 2020
    Re: Data Caps
    By: MRO to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu Dec 24 2020 01:35 pm

    It's that time of the month, folks! If Comcast or your provider have
    instituted data caps, it's time to check your bandwidth usage, and

    sorry dont use a shitty isp

    I'm glad I ditched Comcast and got fiber internet.
    With Cumcast, I had internet and basic cable TV. Their basic cable TV was crap though - They had me using a cable box that outputted a standard-definition square picture. I realized I could get a decent over-the-air signal where I was that provided a better-looking picture, and it was widescreen. I called Comcast to cancel my basic cable TV, but they said my bill would actually increase if I did that. I think bundle pricing is fairly common with other providers though.

    I'm currently using Ziply Fiber (formerly Frontier, until Ziply bought them several months ago - and Fronter bought the fiber from Verizon about 10 years ago). I've been fairly happy with it, and I like that I get the same speed for both upload and download.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Thu Dec 24 17:18:23 2020
    Re: Data Caps
    By: Nightfox to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu Dec 24 2020 12:39 pm

    Re: Data Caps
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Thu Dec 24 2020 08:00 am

    It's that time of the month, folks! If Comcast or your provider have
    instituted data caps, it's time to check your bandwidth usage, and
    if you're under the data cap, get STREAMING! See how close you can
    come to the limit, without going over.

    It's the DATA CAP CHALLENGE, and it's running EVERY MONTH.

    I seem to remember hearing Comcast has instituted data caps again. I'm still glad I moved away from Comcast.. And I've been using a fiber internet service for the past 5 years now, and I like the symmetric speeds. Same speed for both upload & download!


    it depends on where you are at. sometimes they dont have caps or dont pay attention to caps. my friend lives in illinios and has comcast and he has great speeds and loves it. there are no caps.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Thu Dec 24 17:22:10 2020
    Re: Data Caps
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Thu Dec 24 2020 12:42 pm

    Re: Data Caps
    By: MRO to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu Dec 24 2020 01:35 pm

    It's that time of the month, folks! If Comcast or your provider
    have instituted data caps, it's time to check your bandwidth usage,
    and

    sorry dont use a shitty isp

    I'm glad I ditched Comcast and got fiber internet.
    With Cumcast, I had internet and basic cable TV. Their basic cable TV was crap though - They had me using a cable box that outputted a standard-definition square picture. I realized I could get a decent


    i'm in a major city and i cant get fiber. it's nuts, i should be able to.
    i guess it would take too much work to wire everything up.
    when i check the att map for fiber it's very strange. i dont know why these remote areas isolated areas have it. in addition, they are spread far apart by several hundred miles.
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Fri Dec 25 11:24:50 2020
    Re: Data Caps
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Thu Dec 24 2020 05:22 pm

    i'm in a major city and i cant get fiber. it's nuts, i should be able to. i guess it would take too much work to wire everything up.

    If they think they wouldn't get a good enough return from customers signing up, that does seem odd in a major city.

    when i check the att map for fiber it's very strange. i dont know why these remote areas isolated areas have it. in addition, they are spread far apart by several hundred miles. ---

    Very small rural towns I've seen typically have to get satellite internet or something - but even in those areas, I could definitely see the benefit of fiber or something, which would be a great upgrade from something like satellite.

    Nightfox

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  • From Ogg@VERT/EOTLBBS to All on Fri Dec 25 14:26:00 2020
    Hello MRO!

    ** On Thursday 24.12.20 - 18:22, mro wrote to Nightfox:

    i'm in a major city and i cant get fiber. it's nuts, i should be
    able to. i guess it would take too much work to wire everything
    up. when i check the att map for fiber it's very strange. i dont
    know why these remote areas isolated areas have it. in addition,
    they are spread far apart by several hundred miles. -+-

    My downtown/business area does not (and apparently cannot) have
    fibre, but the side-street on the edge of the downtown core that
    serves a few homes and the hospital a few hundred meters away has
    it. What happened was that the side-street that serves the homes
    and hospital was "torn up" along the curb or shoulder one summer and
    new cabling was installed. It would seem to be infeasible to tear up
    the sidewalks and the downtown core to lay down fibre.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Fri Dec 25 15:43:57 2020
    Re: Data Caps
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Fri Dec 25 2020 11:24 am


    Very small rural towns I've seen typically have to get satellite internet or something - but even in those areas, I could definitely see the benefit of fiber or something, which would be a great upgrade from something like satellite.

    it's not THAT rural. they did most of my state for 'broadband' in the 90s.

    these little towns are where they are testing the new stuff. where there's wifi no matter where you go and other things. they said they were turning it into a 'smart city'
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to MRO on Thu Dec 24 15:26:00 2020
    MRO wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-


    It's the DATA CAP CHALLENGE, and it's running EVERY MONTH.

    sorry dont use a shitty isp


    They're all shitty, except for Sonic - and they aren't available
    here.



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Nightfox on Thu Dec 24 15:29:00 2020
    Nightfox wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    It's the DATA CAP CHALLENGE, and it's running EVERY MONTH.

    I seem to remember hearing Comcast has instituted data caps again. I'm still glad I moved away from Comcast.. And I've been using a fiber internet service for the past 5 years now, and I like the symmetric speeds. Same speed for both upload & download!

    I have a cap of 1229 GB/month, with a grace period if I go over one
    month. I should make sure and go over soon, I'm sure it'll go away
    eventually.

    I go into my office once a week or so to maintain my servers. When I'm
    there, I have a fiber and cable circuit, 300/300 each, so I batch up
    all of my ISO downloads there.

    I'm debating about setting up my local folders to sync to OneDrive, I
    might bring my desktop into the office to do the first sync... :)





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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to poindexter FORTRAN on Sun Dec 27 00:59:03 2020
    On 12/24/2020 9:00 AM, poindexter FORTRAN wrote:
    It's that time of the month, folks! If Comcast or your provider have instituted data caps, it's time to check your bandwidth usage, and if
    you're under the data cap, get STREAMING! See how close you can come
    to the limit, without going over.

    It's the DATA CAP CHALLENGE, and it's running EVERY MONTH.

    I just switched to an unlimited plan as I was coming pretty close and
    have a bunch I need to download/upload next month. I switched from a
    200mb business plan to a 1gb residential plan a couple months ago...
    going to unlimited on 1gb is about the same as my business and around
    2/5 of what going to 1gb business would have cost, so I'm still pretty
    happy.

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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to poindexter FORTRAN on Sun Dec 27 01:04:13 2020
    On 12/24/2020 4:29 PM, poindexter FORTRAN wrote:

    I have a cap of 1229 GB/month, with a grace period if I go over one
    month. I should make sure and go over soon, I'm sure it'll go away eventually.

    Had a similar cap the past couple months... just put together a new NAS
    and had a bunch of stuff queued to download that was going to push me
    over this month. Just upped to unlimited.

    I go into my office once a week or so to maintain my servers. When I'm
    there, I have a fiber and cable circuit, 300/300 each, so I batch up
    all of my ISO downloads there.

    I'm not sure I'd want to use the work connection, bad enough my work
    laptop has a hardware VPN connected to it that sends everything through
    the work network. With all the active monitoring it's really sluggish.

    I'm debating about setting up my local folders to sync to OneDrive, I
    might bring my desktop into the office to do the first sync... :)

    I have about 3gb that syncs to dropbox, google drive and one drive, registration codes, some zipped projects, docs etc that I don't want to lose... I also have those files on my nas and on an upload drop.

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Nightfox on Fri Jan 1 22:27:00 2021
    Re: Data Caps
    By: Nightfox to MRO on Fri Dec 25 2020 11:24 am

    Re: Data Caps
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Thu Dec 24 2020 05:22 pm

    i'm in a major city and i cant get fiber. it's nuts, i should be able t i guess it would take too much work to wire everything up.

    If they think they wouldn't get a good enough return from customers signing

    when i check the att map for fiber it's very strange. i dont know why these remote areas isolated areas have it. in addition, they are spread far apart by several hundred miles. ---

    Very small rural towns I've seen typically have to get satellite internet or

    Nightfox


    All I can get in my area is satellite, point to point wireless, and cellular broadband. ATT has a tower a quarter mile from my house, and tell me they dont
    cover my area regarding fixed wireless. WISPs in my area can't locate a tower
    from a 50 foot mast due to rolling hills.

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  • From Dream Master@VERT/CIAD to Moondog on Fri Jan 1 23:56:43 2021
    Re: Data Caps
    By: Moondog to Nightfox on Fri Jan 01 2021 10:27 pm

    All I can get in my area is satellite, point to point wireless, and cellular broadband. ATT has a tower a quarter mile from my house, and tell me they dont cover my area regarding fixed wireless. WISPs in my area can't locate a tower

    Move to Colorado... you can be 50 feet from the tower and still get shit service.

    Dream Master

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Moondog on Sat Jan 2 02:02:05 2021
    Re: Data Caps
    By: Moondog to Nightfox on Fri Jan 01 2021 10:27 pm

    All I can get in my area is satellite, point to point wireless, and cellular broadband. ATT has a tower a quarter mile from my house, and tell me they dont cover my area regarding fixed wireless. WISPs in my area can't locate a tower
    from a 50 foot mast due to rolling hills.


    my internet went out for about 8 hrs when it snowed. i have unlimited on my phone so i did a wifi hotspot. i was surprised how well that worked with my desktop computer.

    unfortunately i know in the areas that have sat and cell broadband they usually dont have unlimited.
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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Moondog on Sun Jan 3 19:15:00 2021
    Hello Moondog!

    ** On Friday 01.01.21 - 22:27, Moondog wrote to Nightfox:

    WISPs in my area can't locate a tower from a 50 foot mast
    due to rolling hills.

    I have seen some people succeed by installing external booster
    amplifiers for both cellular a well as wifi.

    A family friend gets their internet via satellite, but they
    installed external wifi extenders to feed a neighbor that is
    nestled further back into the bush.


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Ogg on Tue Jan 5 01:25:00 2021
    Re: Data Caps
    By: Ogg to Moondog on Sun Jan 03 2021 07:15 pm

    Hello Moondog!

    ** On Friday 01.01.21 - 22:27, Moondog wrote to Nightfox:

    WISPs in my area can't locate a tower from a 50 foot mast
    due to rolling hills.

    I have seen some people succeed by installing external booster
    amplifiers for both cellular a well as wifi.

    A family friend gets their internet via satellite, but they
    installed external wifi extenders to feed a neighbor that is
    nestled further back into the bush.


    Around the block from me is a company that manufactures trusses for housing
    and industrial construction, and I heard from one of their next door neighbors
    they had dedicated fiber or at least T1 or T3 service, and were providing internet service via mesh networking. Due to being in the country with less than 10 houses per mile makes it hard to establish the line of sight needed
    to make up for any neighbors in between that do not participate in the mesh network.

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  • From DaiTengu to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Jan 5 12:59:21 2021
    Re: Data Caps
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Thu Dec 24 2020 08:00 am

    It's that time of the month, folks! If Comcast or your provider have instituted data caps, it's time to check your bandwidth usage, and if you're under the data cap, get STREAMING! See how close you can come
    to the limit, without going over.


    I have Spectrum, with no caps. I just checked, and over the last 30 days I've downloaded 1.9TB of data.

    Not out of the ordinary for me.

    DaiTengu

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