AT&T to try limiting internet bandwidth.

Real Estate Agent with Team Sumberg - Keller Williams Realty-Brandon, FL

AT&T is going to try limiting the amount of data that subscribers can use each month!  They will initially apply limits to their customers in Reno NV. 

Starting in this month, AT&T will limit downloads to 20 gigabytes per month to their slowest DSL service subsctibers.  The limit will increase with the speed of the plan, up to 150 gigabytes per month for their 10megabits per second customers.  AT&T plans to charge customers $1.00 per gigabyte who exceed their alottment.

Other ISP's are considering this or other ways to deal with high bandwidth uses.  Comcast (the nation's 2nd largest ISP next to AT&T) already has a limit of 250 gigabytes per customer and will terminate accounts after repeated warnings.  Time Warner and FairPoint Communication both have limits as low as 5 gugabytes per month. 

Verizon's position is to NOT limit data to their subscribers. 

Gee, I found a reason to be glad I use Verizon's DSL.

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Lorena Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC

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Nov 05, 2008 12:15 PM
Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...

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Nov 05, 2008 12:22 PM