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by adkinsjm / February 27, 2006 2:03 AM PST

But you are using your own bandwidth, whether downloading video or music. You pay for bandwidth fair and sqaure. If isp's want to limit bandwidth, they can make that clear. Personally if I pay for a certain speed and I don't have any caps on the service, I should be able to use the full capacity they give me. Bandwidth is also getting cheaper, not more expensive. The telco's and cable companies are just greedy little entities.

By the way, VOIP doesn't take up much bandwidth. They just want to push their overpriced service onto customers.

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Part of VOIP Discussion
by adkinsjm / February 27, 2006 2:11 AM PST
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Sorry, this was part of the VOIP thread earlier.

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it doesn't?
by beelissa / February 27, 2006 12:16 PM PST
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Thanks for letting me know VOIP doesn't take much bandwidth. I thought it must, because we started having trouble (see my post in the VOIP thread) after we got it, which was fixed when they changed the way the line was run. And there's a setting we can change in the VOIP thing, to let it use more or less, it's called bandwidth saver, so I just assumed if you might want to save it you might notice a difference in the different levels, and my son is convinced it slows down his games, though it could be his imagination. I have no clue, this stuff goes over my head.

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Could it be the up?
by acedtect / February 27, 2006 1:12 PM PST
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VOiP doesn't take much room compared to video but then it's one of the few apps (online gaming being another) that use upload speed a lot. Most companies give great down speeds but don't care about up speeds.

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