[olug] OT - Cox to start billing for people using more than 1tb a month
rob.townley at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 10:51:11 CST 2017
Our Cox business account also has the 1TB cap. 100/20 w /16 subnet. We
usually contract for 5years so maybe would contest until contract is up.
Got the email the same day the new FCC chairman was approved.
I am wondering how well VOIP will perform without QOS at narrow bandwidth.
On Jan 25, 2017 12:11 PM, "Justin Reiners" <justin at hotlinesinc.com> wrote:
> 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>
> > 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
> >> 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
> >> 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
> > 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.
> > 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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