Lately, what I have been noticing quite a bit is a rapid increase of how much we can do on the internet yet ISP’s (that’s Internet Service Providers) have been reducing how much capacity or how much of an unlimited resource we are allowed to use. In Canada it’s actually very bad. Some people only get about 30 GB worth of internet per month. This is bad for a variety of reasons. First off, YouTube. YT has had High Definition streaming for at least the last 6 months to a year. Netflix however limited the Canadian offerings are, is another reason for large internet usage. For the people that play a lot of games, Steam on PC and even consoles have direct download options. Buying games on disc is becoming a thing of the past.
It does not make sense for an ISP to choke-hold it’s customers who unless they want to pay overage charges will end up not using their connection until the next billing cycle or whenever it resets. How is it profitable for an ISP to have a huge chunk of its network sitting idle, rather then being used because we as people can’t use the internet without paying extra?
Need I remind you that the internet is UNLIMITED. Nothing is being consumed. It’s not like you can only download a file so many times or go to a website a limited number of times.
Right now, I bought a few new games on the Steam Holiday sale and most of them are over 6GB. The landline connection I have access to is CAPPED at 120 GB/month. Now you might say that is plenty, however it works out to 4GB/day which is not much at all. I have to limit how much I watch on YouTube and what I do watch has to be in either 360p or 480p. NO HD YOUTUBE FOR ME. It’s a very nice feature. On a previous connection I used to watch everything in the highest quality available. Now I have to basically ignore YT because there is not enough of an UNLIMITED resource available.
This needs to stop or ISP’s will be paying to have an entire network sit idle because they like to choke customers to almost nothing.