Stephen Gutknecht (hilltx | 1 Apr 10:33 2009

No April Foolin, Time Warner Cable to meter Internet, charge per GB

http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/mar2009/tc20090331_726397.htm?chan=top%20news_top%20news%20index%20-%20temp_news%20%2B%20analysis

In April, Time Warner Cable will begin collecting information on its
customers' Internet use in the Texas cities of Austin and San Antonio
and in Rochester, N.Y. Consumption billing will begin in those cities
later this summer.

P.S.  The Planex routers I probably won't have this week, I have some
personal issues that came up and not likley to make meetings this
week.  Sorry for the delay.
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Rick Ashford | 1 Apr 16:34 2009

Re: No April Foolin, Time Warner Cable to meter Internet, charge per GB

Looks like it's time for a new ISP.  Any suggestions?

On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 3:33 AM, Stephen Gutknecht (hilltx)
<stephen@...> wrote:
> http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/mar2009/tc20090331_726397.htm?chan=top%20news_top%20news%20index%20-%20temp_news%20%2B%20analysis
>
> In April, Time Warner Cable will begin collecting information on its
> customers' Internet use in the Texas cities of Austin and San Antonio
> and in Rochester, N.Y. Consumption billing will begin in those cities
> later this summer.
>
>
> P.S.  The Planex routers I probably won't have this week, I have some
> personal issues that came up and not likley to make meetings this
> week.  Sorry for the delay.
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Thomas King | 1 Apr 16:41 2009

Re: No April Foolin, Time Warner Cable to meter Internet, charge per GB

I'm curious if Verizon FIOS plans to start caps. From everything I hear, I'm
comping at the bits for them to hurry up and come to town.

Even Comcast is capping at 250GB - never thought they'd be ahead of TWC with
their proposed 5, 10, 15, and 20GB caps.

Tom King

> Looks like it's time for a new ISP.  Any suggestions?
>
> On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 3:33 AM, Stephen Gutknecht (hilltx)
> <stephen@...> wrote:
>> http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/mar2009/tc20090331_726397.htm?chan=top%20news_top%20news%20index%20-%20temp_news%20%2B%20analysis
>>
>> In April, Time Warner Cable will begin collecting information on its
>> customers' Internet use in the Texas cities of Austin and San Antonio
>> and in Rochester, N.Y. Consumption billing will begin in those cities
>> later this summer.
>>
>>
>> P.S.  The Planex routers I probably won't have this week, I have some
>> personal issues that came up and not likley to make meetings this
>> week.  Sorry for the delay.
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Eric Ellington | 1 Apr 16:42 2009
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Re: No April Foolin, Time Warner Cable to meter Internet, charge per GB

Sigh...

The lowest plan is only 5 gigs a month, for $29.95?!?! Lies I say. Right now I have the lowest possible stand alone internet price from time warner at $47 a month. Well at least that is the lowest plan they let me choose. On their website they now list 4 different speed tiers, but when I try to order only internet service online, I can only choose a plan for $49.95 a month.

Does anyone on here happen to work for Time Warner, or have a friend who does? If so, how do they plan to mix speed tiers, and download caps?

How can they think 40 gigs a month is enough for their top users? Previously I had comcast service with an "excessive usage" clause that was eventually defined as the 250GB the article mentions. With a 40 gig cap I could not even move my music from my local machine to my remote backup server. At the 5 gig cap I could not have legally bought HD episodes of Battlestar this last season without going over a 5 gig cap every month. 

Besides ATT, does anyone know if there any other high speed internet providers in Austin?


Eric

On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 3:33 AM, Stephen Gutknecht (hilltx) <stephen-OzO8lVadinXQT0dZR+AlfA@public.gmane.org> wrote:
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/mar2009/tc20090331_726397.htm?chan=top%20news_top%20news%20index%20-%20temp_news%20%2B%20analysis

In April, Time Warner Cable will begin collecting information on its
customers' Internet use in the Texas cities of Austin and San Antonio
and in Rochester, N.Y. Consumption billing will begin in those cities
later this summer.


P.S.  The Planex routers I probably won't have this week, I have some
personal issues that came up and not likley to make meetings this
week.  Sorry for the delay.
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lists | 1 Apr 17:04 2009
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> Sigh...
>
> The lowest plan is only 5 gigs a month, for $29.95?!?! Lies I say. Right
> now
> I have the lowest possible stand alone internet price from time warner at
> $47 a month. Well at least that is the lowest plan they let me choose. On
> their website they now list 4 different speed tiers, but when I try to
> order
> only internet service online, I can only choose a plan for $49.95 a month.
>
> Does anyone on here happen to work for Time Warner, or have a friend who
> does? If so, how do they plan to mix speed tiers, and download caps?
>
> How can they think 40 gigs a month is enough for their top users?
> Previously
> I had comcast service with an "excessive usage" clause that was eventually
> defined as the 250GB the article mentions. With a 40 gig cap I could not
> even move my music from my local machine to my remote backup server. At
> the
> 5 gig cap I could not have legally bought HD episodes of Battlestar this
> last season without going over a 5 gig cap every month.
>
> Besides ATT, does anyone know if there any other high speed internet
> providers in Austin?
>
>
> Eric
>
> On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 3:33 AM, Stephen Gutknecht (hilltx) <
> stephen@...> wrote:
>
>>
>> http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/mar2009/tc20090331_726397.htm?chan=top%20news_top%20news%20index%20-%20temp_news%20%2B%20analysis
>>
>> In April, Time Warner Cable will begin collecting information on its
>> customers' Internet use in the Texas cities of Austin and San Antonio
>> and in Rochester, N.Y. Consumption billing will begin in those cities
>> later this summer.
>>
>>
>> P.S.  The Planex routers I probably won't have this week, I have some
>> personal issues that came up and not likley to make meetings this
>> week.  Sorry for the delay.
>> _______________________________________________
>> ALG Mailing List http://austinlug.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/alg
>>
>
>
>
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Stephen Gutknecht (hilltx | 1 Apr 17:16 2009

Re: No April Foolin, Time Warner Cable to meter Internet, charge per GB

2009/4/1 Eric Ellington <e.ellington@...>:
> Sigh...
>
> The lowest plan is only 5 gigs a month, for $29.95?!?! Lies I say.

Yha, the numbers seemed so low that I wonder if that is 5GB a DAY?
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Jim Parkhurst | 1 Apr 17:17 2009
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Problem is ... what loading is their system /currently/ experiencing? Sounds - again - like TW is putting
arbitrary caps on folks that are either WAY below or WAY above. If I get a notice from TW I want to see what they
have for my usage - before I continue. I do understand that GMAIL has a "vacation" mode that some folks are
using to reroute their emails. Looks like an option for me...

>>> Eric Ellington <e.ellington@...> 04/01/2009 09:42 >>>
Sigh...

The lowest plan is only 5 gigs a month, for $29.95?!?! Lies I say. Right now
I have the lowest possible stand alone internet price from time warner at
$47 a month. Well at least that is the lowest plan they let me choose. On
their website they now list 4 different speed tiers, but when I try to order
only internet service online, I can only choose a plan for $49.95 a month.

Does anyone on here happen to work for Time Warner, or have a friend who
does? If so, how do they plan to mix speed tiers, and download caps?

How can they think 40 gigs a month is enough for their top users? Previously
I had comcast service with an "excessive usage" clause that was eventually
defined as the 250GB the article mentions. With a 40 gig cap I could not
even move my music from my local machine to my remote backup server. At the
5 gig cap I could not have legally bought HD episodes of Battlestar this
last season without going over a 5 gig cap every month.

Besides ATT, does anyone know if there any other high speed internet
providers in Austin?

Eric

On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 3:33 AM, Stephen Gutknecht (hilltx) <
stephen@...> wrote:

>
>
http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/mar2009/tc20090331_726397.htm?chan=top%20news_top%20news%20index%20-%20temp_news%20%2B%20analysis 
>
> In April, Time Warner Cable will begin collecting information on its
> customers' Internet use in the Texas cities of Austin and San Antonio
> and in Rochester, N.Y. Consumption billing will begin in those cities
> later this summer.
>
>
> P.S.  The Planex routers I probably won't have this week, I have some
> personal issues that came up and not likley to make meetings this
> week.  Sorry for the delay.
> _______________________________________________
> ALG Mailing List http://austinlug.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/alg 
>

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lists | 1 Apr 17:20 2009
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Lately, I have noticed weird behavior with on-line videos at Youtube and
other sites. The videos will just stop for a minute or so and then restart
at the point where they had paused. I wonder if this has anything to do
with it. Could Time Warner already be doing some type of bandwidth
throttling?

Many people now remote desktop into their workplaces. I wonder how this
will effect them as well. The home broadband connection is often a
business connection as well. Maybe this is the "problem," too.

With so many options available nowadays, I am quite confident that this
will backfire. Some Austin people are fortunate to have Grande as an
option (How the hell do I get it? Where the hell is it available?) DSL
through AT&T is another option. Even cellular broadband is starting to
become a good option. This does not seem like a wise move.

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Nick Silkey | 1 Apr 18:32 2009
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On 4/1/09 10:42 AM, Eric Ellington wrote:
> Besides ATT, does anyone know if there any other high speed internet
> providers in Austin?

Speakeasy
Grande
Earthlink

gl hf.

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Thomas King | 1 Apr 18:36 2009

New GNOME version 2.26 adds MAPI

This ought to be good if it remains stable. Adding MAPI support to Evolution
means native communication with Exchange servers without going through OWA:
"Before this latest release, Evolution could only talk to Exchange servers using
a SOAP interface, which wasn't supported on all versions of Exchange, and didn't
provide the same level of functionality as MAPI, Microsoft's native messaging
protocol. Now Evolution should be able to connect to any version of Exchange
Server."
http://community.zdnet.co.uk/blog/0,1000000567,10012461o-2000331765b,00.htm

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