[olug] OT - Cox to start billing for people using more than 1tb a month
justin at hotlinesinc.com
Fri Jan 27 12:12:13 CST 2017
I asked our $Sales_guy and his response is below, I will let you guys know
what he replies. I'll deliver.
I don’t believe so, but that is a good question to make sure. I will run
this up and see what I can find out.
I will be back in touch,
On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 12:09 PM, Justin Reiners <justin at hotlinesinc.com>
> Really? that is interesting. I haven't heard anything about the business
> side. If that is the case they might just lose us as a customer, I move
> backups between sites as well.
> I just emailed our $human over there asking about Residential, Business,
> and Small Business.
> We have cable internet as a backup to their fiber, It went down for a
> while a few weeks ago. We attempted to run the business heavily QOS'd with
> SIP on our failover cable and it was horrible. Next time the phones stay
> On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 10:51 AM, Rob Townley <rob.townley at gmail.com>
>> 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>
>> > I use about 1.2TB/mo currently, luckily I have small business with no
>> > I cut the cord. I use a combination of YouTube, Plex, Netflix, and PS
>> > Internet is about $200 for 100x30, so this is always an option for the
>> > 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,
>> > >> nope.
>> > >> Keep in mind 1-tb is a lot of data, I fully acknowledge that. You
>> > >> 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
>> > > use considerably more bandwidth than I do. That's gonna get pretty
>> > > expensive!
>> > >
>> > > --
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