[LINK] Australian ISPs offer US advice, smugness, on net neutrality
ivan at itrundle.com
Wed Oct 1 08:58:02 EST 2008
On 01/10/2008, at 8:29 AM, Scott Howard wrote:
> The warezers are definitely getting unhappy, and clearly trying to
> the media by claiming that bandwidth caps are a shortsighted play
> which will
> hurt the internet in the long term (remember that the type of
> bandwidth cap
> most US ISPs are considering is of the order of 250 Gigs per month!)
> a great read, if only for the comedy value. I especially like the
> presumption that the caps and relevant prices will remain the same
> for the
> next 4 years...
What intrigues me is that American-centric companies make assumptions
based on 'unlimited' bandwidth. Apple, for example, offers movies and
TV shows via iTunes (for sale, and rent): and have recently introduced
this service in Australia. Yet for many Australian 'net users, the
sums don't add up - their paltry 2GB or 5GB monthly caps are eroded in
a few hits (most non-HD movies weigh in at 1.2GB to 1.8GB).
Anecdotal evidence tells me that in a family of YouTubers (i.e.
healthy mix of teenagers etc), monthly caps of 25GB are often exceeded.
Apart from business plans of up to 500GB (iiNet Naked Business 7 - but
data counted both ways), does anyone know what most home plans run to?
(Or do they simply merge with business plans? Most home plans appear
to peak at 80-100GB...)
Is there an 'all you can eat' plan offered by any non-wholesale ISP in
Australia these days?
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