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Hmm...that does sound nice. However, I'd personally like to see that amount of bandwidth being used for TV, at least for the next few years. Some channels just don't look all the great imo. Or maybe it's my cable company's (Rogers) crappy digital boxes they sell. Plus if they'd sell it for internet access, they'd charge an arm and a leg. I would expect decent prices around 2008-10.
 

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Couldn't care less, my DSL already has 100mbit ;)
 

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I'd like to see them increase the upstream more than anything. Personally, I hardly ever utilize even half of my 5mbit downstream. But my 338kbit upstream is constantly bottlenecking what I do from hosting online games to transfering files from home to school to, *ahem*, certain other things. Of course, I bet if they ever increased the max upload they'd just cap the max data transfer to make up for it. Why do ISPs have to be such cheapskates? :p
 

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i live in switzerland and we're already having internet access via TV cables and the fastest offer is only 4'000 Kbit/s, but it is without a download limit :thumb:
 

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Whats the fun of downloading stuff if it happens instantly, it removes the sense of achievement :p.

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i live in toronto, where cable is provided by rogers and they impose a 60gig/month limit (they added this after i subscribed .... the sneaky !#$^!). if anything, increasing the bandwidth will kill my internet >__> (one of the reasons i havent gotten a new 5mbit modem yet)
 

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D.D. said:
i live in toronto, where cable is provided by rogers and they impose a 60gig/month limit (they added this after i subscribed .... the sneaky !#$^!). if anything, increasing the bandwidth will kill my internet >__> (one of the reasons i havent gotten a new 5mbit modem yet)
:lol: I did the math, and with a limit like that in a 31 day month your bandwidth would have to be limited to just under 188kbits (23.5 kilabytes) a seconds to keep yourself from running out of bandwidth with constant use. You could almost accuse them for false advertising for imposing a limit that bad after they promised a super-fast connection.
 

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What I like about the cable companies providing high speed internet services it makes prices go lower. Here SBC is offering 1.5 mbit download 400 kbits upload for $15 american dollars. That is as low as dial up.
 

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Vanit said:
Whats the fun of downloading stuff if it happens instantly, it removes the sense of achievement :p.

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True Vanit, I remember that one time where I downloaded so many free MMORPGs and played none of them.The more you have the less interest you'll end up having.
 

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i live in toronto, where cable is provided by rogers and they impose a 60gig/month limit (they added this after i subscribed .... the sneaky !#$^!). if anything, increasing the bandwidth will kill my internet >__> (one of the reasons i havent gotten a new 5mbit modem yet)
i know, im in toronto too and have rogers high speed =p It's a pain in the ass to be in a family of four with two different computers and maintain 60 gigs for everyone here... i was just talking about the speed boosts being good, i did say the caps would probably suck ;)
 

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Snake785 said:
Hmm...that does sound nice. However, I'd personally like to see that amount of bandwidth being used for TV, at least for the next few years. Some channels just don't look all the great imo. Or maybe it's my cable company's (Rogers) crappy digital boxes they sell. Plus if they'd sell it for internet access, they'd charge an arm and a leg. I would expect decent prices around 2008-10.
It has nothing to do with the boxes. Only about 25% of the channels on digital cable are actually in digital. The rest are in analog. This is because some people still have analog cable only and it's hard to send both analog and digital signals of the same channels because of bandwidth restrictions. A cable company in Dallas, Texas has been able to come out with 100% digital cable however. Hopefully it will be available in the rest of the country in the next year or so.
 
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