I live in east Tennessee where Comcast currently has a data cap, which we didn't seem to have several years ago. I have the Blast internet package, an up to date gaming computer, laptop, and an iphone. Pretty standard stuff for a gamer now days. I also enjoy watching live streams on twitch.tv. In fact, I've actually replaced most of my regular television watching with watching live streams. For me, they're more entertaining and you have the option to interact with the broadcasters, as well as other viewers. Here's where I get to my point. If I watch twitch.tv for several hours every night, I BLOW THROUGH my 300 GB data cap in a little less than 2 weeks. Now mind you, I watch on the highest quality setting they offer, but as far as I know that is no different than watching a YouTube video in 1080p60fps (which I do very often as well), or watching a digital HD movie, or whatever you call them. So to avoid being charged an extra $60 a month for another 300 GB of data usage, I have to change up entertainment schedule. For me, this is something I MYSELF should decide to do, not be foreced into doing in by my internet provider, to avoid extra charges on my bill (especially when other parts of the country have the same service and no data cap). I specifically remember not having a data usage cap several years ago, and now that I do and I've found a website I enjoy watching content on, I have to limit my use of it. Totally unacceptable in my opinion. What is this, some kind of cell phone data plan thing? Anyways, just wanted to express my disgust for charging extra for your internet usage when you go over some magical number.
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