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+ 008: There be Bandwidth in these Waters!

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 15, 2015, 1:05 PM

And they be capless!

     Alright so this isn't a necessarily important announcement but gosh dangit I'm just so happy right now. After living for several years without a reliable internet I'm pleased to announce that my internet is officially... Unlimited.

Those of you with cable may not know what I'm talking about but there exists a world out there in which unlimited broadband internet does not exist. It's true. I've lived it. It's a world without YouTube, Netflix, Online Games, Webcamming, Tumblr, or anything else that remotely makes the internet enjoyable.

How can this be you ask?

     Well first of all, there's a cap as to how much internet you're allowed to use. In my case it was 30 Gigs a month which isn't as much as you'd think it would be when you're living with a family of 5. Most of the Go-To sites use up a lot of bandwidth in general and that can cause the scale to fill up exceedingly fast.

To give you an idea of how fast it drains, 5 pages of your Tumblr Dashboard equates to at least 1/4th of your allowed daily internet allowance. That's 250 MB out of the 1,000 you're allowed if you want to stay under the limit and not pay the $10 penalty at the end of the month should you go over it.

..That's $10 per extra gig you go over by the way. My family typically used a lil over a gig a day so as you can imagine that can get rather expensive on  what was already an expensive service without much in return. Regular Web Browsing and Email was the most you could do on this system. I had to lay off the internet for several days when I got Dragon Age: Inquisition because the patches in themselves were worth 3-6 Gigs on their own.

As you can imagine I freaked out because that would have resulted in a $60 surcharge at the end of the month.

     Do you know how agonizing it is to watch your bandwidth? Never daring to watch a video or browse too much? It's excruciating and ruins the entirety of the internet experience.

So for the love of god, if you have the option. Always go Cable, DSL, or Fiber. Avoid Cellular Home Wireless Internet and Satellite at all costs. (Although between the two Satellite is better because you at least get a free period in which you can download anything you want between certain hours of the day. Usually Midnight to 5 AM.) It's expensive, it's slow, it's practically unusable.

You think your $30 Cable Bill is expensive? Try $150. Because that's the price you have to pay when you live in a rural area off grid with Wireless Companies knowingly taking advantage of the fact that if you're going to them you clearly don't have any other option and worse impose limits on your usage.

If you have other options. It ain't worth it.

Amen and God Bless thee Unlimited Bandwidth.

...And now.. I'm going on a Netflix and YouTube Binge for the rest of the day because I haven't been able to in nearly 4 years.

And no one can stop me.

With Love,

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Ceannaliel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the llama! Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] Congratulations for winning~! Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] 
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HannahsDefense Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015   General Artist
Congratulations on your win! Your piece was nice (:
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whiteroseswrath Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
More thanks llama badger he you go sweets :D
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destinymay Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks for the llama!
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