[olug] OT - Cox to start billing for people using more than 1tb a month

Justin Reiners justin at hotlinesinc.com
Wed Jan 25 12:10:57 CST 2017

I use about 1.2TB/mo currently, luckily I have small business with no cap.
I cut the cord. I use a combination of YouTube, Plex, Netflix, and PS VUE.

Internet is about $200 for 100x30, so this is always an option for the home
users who dont want to worry about caps.

On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 11:46 AM, Ben Hollingsworth <obiwan at jedi.com> wrote:

> On 01/25/2017 03:21 AM, Aaron Grothe wrote:
>> Cox is going to put a 1-tb / month usage limit on all of their
>> residential cable users.  If you go over 1-tb they will happily bill you at
>> the rate of $10/50 gb after that.  This limit applies to all speed tiers.
>> I thought they would give top level people an option of having more, but
>> nope.
>> Keep in mind 1-tb is a lot of data, I fully acknowledge that.  You have
>> to wonder though with more people cutting the cable cord and going to
>> internet entertainment.  More HD/4k content how long until 1tb starts to
>> look like a pretty low amount, and cox gets closer to that paying for every
>> byte model they'd love to have.
> Wow, that's really low for people with high-speed access.  I only have
> 12/1 Mbps at home, which drops to about 3 Mbps on evenings & weekends
> (don't complain to me about your lack of ISP options).  The kids watch a
> little bit of Netflix, but we limit that.  I hardly ever touch my computer
> at home any more.  Still, if my monitoring is correct, I use about 373 GB
> down / 46 GB up per month (averaged over the last year).  Judging from my
> time-of-day graphs, the lion's share of that is from Netflix.  Presumably,
> somebody who sees value in paying for a 60 Mbps or faster connection will
> use considerably more bandwidth than I do.  That's gonna get pretty
> expensive!
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