[TriLUG] Re: Time To Ditch RoadRunner?
mhrivnak at triad.rr.com
Tue Sep 23 13:44:48 EDT 2003
In the triad, TWC has already implemented bandwidth limits of 10GB
upstream and 5 GB downstream per month for standard customers. For
something like $99/month you can up that to a total of 40, something
like a 25/15 split or such and also increase the speed of your
They told me that they've always had a usage cap of 15GB/month, but that
in the past they have simply slowed down your connection once you reach
that cap. Now they'll charge extra, but supposedly not without
notifying you first.
I called Earthlink to get their perspective (I was considering
switching) and they told me that although they won't charge for excess
usage, they are forced to abide by TWC's policy of slowing down
highly-used connections. Look here:
A brief cruise of nc.rr.com didn't yield a similar document, but it may
very well be there.
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
Behalf Of Lance A. Brown
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2003 9:17 PM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
Subject: [TriLUG] Re: Time To Ditch RoadRunner?
I bet you being on all-day ever day doesn't come close to eating the
bandwidth some of the mass-downloaders are using...
On Mon, 2003-09-22 at 20:09, Greg Brown wrote:
> I'll reserve judgement on TWC for now. They are considering bandwidth
> caps and that's going to be the real killer for me. I don't download
> music or movies over the Internet BUT I am connected all day to the
> cable modem in one way for another (and for one reason or another).
> Plus I just started to use VOIP at the house. I'll be using lots of
> bandwidth, and I've just started to monitor the line to see just how
> much. If I get hit with a cap though I've done nothing wrong I'll get
> a bit ticked at that.
> I guess I could always get my own T1 but, oh the cost! :)
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