With there restriction of 1 GB per day if that is too restrictive for you then why dont you find connectivity elsewhere?? Also as a business its their right to conduct business as they see fit. Would you want ppl telling you how you should run your business??
BTW why complain here.. you should at the very least complie all the complaints you get and forward them to their corporate HQ and make a website talking about it and make sure they get the link.. just a little suggestion from your Uncle PseudoKiller..
Admitedly when theres the potential of up to 8gb of downstream data a day, an imposed limit of 1gb will seem quite daunting.
But the average user won't require that limit to be any larger.
Admitedly, I agree with all the posts and news articles being written by people from various places on the net, but i also feel that some people are over-reacting.
Face it, you could be on 56k and have no chance in hell of ever reaching 1gb a day :happy:
i found the following quote from theregister.co.uk rather funny...
"Indeed, NTL insists that the limit has been imposed more as a guideline. It is not trying to penalise "ordinary" users. Instead, it wants to target persistent abusers of its broadband service, many of whom, its believed, are running businesses on what the cableco insists is a domestic service"
How can you abuse a 24/7 always on, unlimited connection to the internet by doing just that... using it 24/7 and unlimited - which is the complete basis of buying broadband in the first place!!
IMO, its not abuse on the connection, its purely making the most of your money. Too many companies world wide are offering faster connections to the internet for so much cheaper. I remember seeing somewhere that Japan have 12mb connections for the equivalent of £27 a month (with no download caps), so how come we have to make do with a 1mb connection for £35 a month with a cap of 1Gb a day??
But, even if current NTL customers (including myself) change ISP and go with ADSL, or move to a Telewest area (wouldnt that be nice? Blueyonder was excellent when I lived at my parents house in Liverpool)... whats to stop those ISPs from introducing a cap on their connections? Remember the 56k times? I remember WorldOnline introducing the 100 hours a month maximum limit on a former 24/7 unlimited service. Shortly after that, BT decided they would do the same (to the dismay of their customers), and then several others did the same... ejecting customers who exceeded their "reasonable usage" limit, which the ISPs failed to inform the customers of what exactly "reasonable usage" is!!
Perhaps we should all just move to Japan, enjoy 12mb and have done with it (jeez... if only possible lol)
ok, the prices in this country come from the fact that the government imposes VAT tax on usage of the internet. NTL are a buisness, they are of course going to try out new schemes and guidelines.
At a guess, i reckon 80% of NTL broadband customers will not be affected. This isnt the end of the world, or the end of your rights as a customer. The price isnt going up, the level of service isnt dropping.
And yes, I am an NTL broadband user and I have been for pushing 2 years now. If the limit is enforced after the 60 day monitoring period then so be it, I will comply because as it has already been said in this thread, i would rather have cable internet and spread out my usage, then have to drop down to dialup.
there are some people who have legit uses... but when someone says they are dl'ing iso's and burning it to cd's... well that leaves very little to the imagination now doesn't it
personally I can easily reach 1 gig/day just sending files to and from university to my home... ftping all kinds of files to work on/research/video/audio documentation and what not...
I am sure I break that barrier with the stuff I do online... but would not think everyday... certainly not more than a few times a month... if that...
concerning warez... I have now been in the practise of dling demos and buying my music/movies/games for a while now... if I want something bad enough... I will save up and pay for it.. makes me appreciate it more (or hate it more in the case of flippin ut2k3 crappola)... but thats just the way I Do things now...
To me life is simple, if you pay for a broadband connection with download speeds advertised at 1Mb and upload speeds at 500k then that is what you should get subject to the usual contention (number of users on your line) issues. It’s like the telephone companies saying that if you make more than (100) calls per day they will disconnect you even though you are paying for them. As this is fundamental to the use of the object (phone/line) usage and even though they might have mentioned in their small print that they had the option at some stage to alter the condition/s of your account or the usage, even though they are only trying to differentiate between business use and private use (which would be a breach of contract anyway) they are totally wrong and in my opinion in breach of contract to arbitrary assign any limit whatsoever without first asking you (the customer) if you are a business user (which is in all their contracts) which no doubt you stated that you were not.
If this is not the case you could be looking at 56k connection speeds from this supplier at certain times of the day as the number of users increases because using the same logic, once you have not registered with the supplier that they are (in your/my opinion) in breach of contract there is nothing to stop them reducing, incrementally the bandwidth available to match the current demand. This would leave them in a position where they have no further development costs which is in fact NTL’s current position due to the alleged severe financial restraints this company are under.