[SATLUG] Time Warner Update Yesterday.

Herb Cee hc at lookcee.com
Fri Apr 10 22:17:22 CDT 2009


David Kowis wrote:
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> Herb Cee wrote:
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>> David Kowis wrote:
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>>> bill wrote:
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>>>> 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
>>>>
>>>>
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>>> 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
>>     
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> I'm using vnstat, then there's some php scripts that can read the vnstat
> output and produce the php page that you see.
>
> http://www.sqweek.com/sqweek/index.php?p=1
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> There's the PHP scripts.
>
> Of course, you need to run this all on your router computer. Vnstat is
> running on the interface to the world for me. So if you're behind a
> wireless router or somethign like that, this will not provide results
> for that, but only for the computer you're running vnstat on.
>
> Unfortunately, right now I don't have time to elaborate on how I set it
> up, however, I can help with it after this weekend :)
>
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> David Kowis
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Deal, thanks, I am right to the router I will look up its old # but 
think it is that -4 not the 6 I never learned that yet. I will start 
reading in the morning sounds fun.
thanks herb


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