[mythtv-users] Per-usage internet billing. WAS: Vote for Miro Integration into MythTV

steve sfreilly at roadrunner.com
Mon Jan 21 00:54:05 UTC 2008

Hash: SHA1

Michael Segulja wrote:

| I'm by far no expert in this area but just wanted to throw in my 2
| cents on this comment.  If you think you're paying your internet
| provider for a 'service', not a quantity of something, try downloading
| excessive amounts of data per day and you'll find out that 'unlimited
| access' doesn't really mean unlimited, especially when Time-Warner/
| Comcast is concerned.  I have no idea what per-usage billing could be,
| and it could be really bad, but on the other hand I don't have a
| problem paying for something like 5GB per month if the cost is $30 -
| $50 per month, and if for some reason I go over I pay per megabyte or
| gigabyte.  At least then I know what my limit is rather than some
| shady marketing BS that it's unlimited until I actually try to use it,
| and then I'm penalized.
| Anyway, just wanted to pipe in.  I've heard many, many stories on
| various podcasts I listen to of people having their 'service' they pay
| for interrupted because they surpassed some unknown limit that Comcast
| and/or Time-Warner keep secret even though they advertise unlimited
| access.
| -Michael

no expert here either, but you can be assured that if time warner were
to implement this in my area, they would lose me as a customer.   I
would much rather do business with my local phone company and dsl, which
would of course mean going back to a landline which I havent had in more
than 4 years.  I dont consider myself a "power user", but I have 4
computers, one server which are on pretty much 24x7 and a son and
friends who use xbox live, world of warcraft, and I download at least 4
or 5 distros a month to try out.  Any of you track bandwidth with a
router or program?  what do you use?

Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org


More information about the mythtv-users mailing list