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    Sky To Enforce Usage Caps?

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      Re: Sky To Enforce Usage Caps?

      Now why would good old Virgin want to get into bed with the BPI I wonder

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      With regard to the original topic there has been some very salient points made, especially the one about the BBC & such like not contributing to the costs associated with putting out their media on the network.

      Sadly, we missed a trick in this country long ago by not laying fibre optic to the door, we will regret this for a long time to come because the copper cables are rapidly reaching max capacity.


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      Re: Sky To Enforce Usage Caps?

      Quote Originally Posted by Trebor901 View Post
      but doesnt gaming use a lot of badwidth? im on Xbox Live everyday and regularly on pc games online, if you get kicked off for that then its stupid.

      Approx 25mb per hour.

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      Re: Sky To Enforce Usage Caps?

      Quote Originally Posted by maxping View Post
      Approx 25mb per hour.
      Or to put that into real context, on Mid, or Connect - 1600 hours of gaming in one month. (which physically isn't possible)


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      Re: Sky To Enforce Usage Caps?

      i think if they enforce this they will lose customers not only with the broadband but with the tv package too
      ive only got the tv package because i wanted sky max if they start saying im doing to much with my connection then i will definately leave and stop paying them 50 quid a month or whatever it is that comes out my bank account , when i 1st started the rumours were 500gb a month which i am happy with , the thing is alot of the internet now takes alot of bandwith hdtv , downloads uploads and mostly whatever u use on the net online tv and so on and even stuff u can download and watch on sky play and so on the list goes on
      250gb doesnt seem enough to me with the huge files available to us nowadays

      500gb is adequate thats my opinion anyways

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      Re: Sky To Enforce Usage Caps?

      500gb is adequate thats my opinion anyways
      LOL - I must be missing out on so much stuff on the Internet. I cannot even manage 10gb a month.


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      Re: Sky To Enforce Usage Caps?

      thing is they start introducing caps and where does it stop there? throttling line speeds and then it ends up like any other service total crap , they should just leave it alone as it is this way ppl will be happy and continue to stay with them

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      Re: Sky To Enforce Usage Caps?

      Without sounding in favour of Sky, or disprespectful to you, if people didn't download 500gb a month or whallop downloads 24 hours a day, no ISP would need caps.


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      Re: Sky To Enforce Usage Caps?

      this is true but im sure this is going to be another way of making more money out of us eventually somehow
      all good things always come to an end and looking at all this its certainly looking like this will end that way if they proceed with this

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      Re: Sky To Enforce Usage Caps?

      NR, Exactly, we have better water pressure here in Preston than other cities but I dont leave my tap on all day.


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      Re: Sky To Enforce Usage Caps?

      I am not sure if you are aware, Sky bought Easynet for the BW between Isleworth and Chilworth (I think that's how its spelt) primarily,*** as Easynet were the only ISP with the pipe between the two locations. One is where the encoding of Sky TV takes place and the other is where the upload to the satellite is. Obviously Sky needed the BW available to shift their programs to the satellite so we can watch them.

      Then they obviously thought, hang on, why can we not sell broadband and then at a later date, deliver VOD and make shed loads from people who may want to buy the content.

      Sky have from day one always had people on Interleaved and a default of 32/32 - Only after listening to the people who are gamers did they relax this to 8 or 12. The advantage being the pings are less for a gamer. Now, you might think why did they not do this from the start? Because the default of 32 is ideal for VOD delivery.

      So Sky are obviously near to delivering some content via broadband or they wouldn't be going to this trouble, the cynic would argue, its for the benefit of the user, but thats a side issue imho.

      Sky will enforce the limits, purely to be able to deliver the content to those that want it. Think about it, why give free broadband? One, to stop churn, Two - in the hope that Joe Bloggs will want to download movies or more, and then pay more for it. Sky are a business, and any business to survive or be profitable has to make money.


      *** Based on what I have been told and may not be fact.
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