[SATLUG] Time Warner Update Yesterday.

Herb Cee hc at lookcee.com
Fri Apr 10 17:23:13 CDT 2009


David Kowis wrote:
> bill wrote:
>> Time Warner Cable Earnings Refute Bandwidth Cap Economics
>>
>> http://blog.wired.com/business/2009/04/time-warner-cab.html
>>
>>
>> GREAT ARTICLE. A snippet.
>>
>>
>> "The company claims its capped rates are fairer than flat rates because
>> people who use less bandwidth stand to get a break as the company shifts
>> its costs to others who use the network more."
>> "There is only one small problem: A close look at Time Warner Cable's
>> books shows no significant link between its high-speed data costs and
>> network usage."
>> "For 2008, the most recent period available, Time Warner Cable reported
>> that its high-speed data costs actually declined by 12 percent to $146
>> million. Meanwhile subscribers increased by more than 10 percent to 8.4
>> million, and high-speed data revenues climbed to more than $4 billion. "
>>
>>
>> "UPDATE: Since this article was first published, Time Warner Cable has
>> updated its pricing scheme." SEE BELOW.
>>
>> "Bowing to Pressure, Time Warner Alters Broadband Caps"
>>  http://blog.wired.com/business/2009/04/bowing-to-press.html
>>
>>
>
> I remember reading about this a while ago, and I started up vnstat on 
> my router.
>
> http://shlrm.org/vnstat/
>
> Thar be my cumulative bandwidth usage for about a year, month by month.
Hey David can you tell me how to do that to see what I use on my DSL? I 
can run the CLI but only with someone supplying the code I still have 
that stuff to learn in the 80 to 100yr period of this trip. I would 
appreciate it.
thanks
herb c


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