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LazyGamer

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Huh. So like cell plans with a much higher cap.
Kind of inevitable though right?

At least until the technology exists to not throttle users. 5G and WiFi 6 (802.11AX) work toward this as well, but at much smaller scales.
 

Peter_Brosdahl

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Interesting. Comcast has something similar but you can pay a small fee (~$20) to be exempt. The fee can be for the billing cycle or made permanent if you feel you need it.
 

Burticus

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At first I thought a TB sounded low, but a little google says that is good for 140+ hours of 4k streaming a month. So plain ol' HD streaming should be at least double that.... you would have to try pretty hard to hit that limit. Also 11pm-7am doesn't count, so you can do all your arr-matey downloads after hours, if that applies to you.
 

Brian_B

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Huh. So like cell plans with a much higher cap.
Or every other satellite provider out there. Yeah.

It isn't clear exactly what this line means:

Data used between 11pm - 7am will not count towards your Priority Access.

Does that mean they aren't running the meter at that time, or does that mean they won't deprioritize during that time if you do go over? This is new on the account page, so it looks like Burticus is right - it only counts during that "peak time".

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I'm not a household that routinely pushes 1T+ a month, but just looking at this graph I do come somewhat close. I can go back to assigning all the updates to occur overnight - I had been shutting the computers down to save on power - guess it depends on how much of an issue it becomies. It's still irksome that this wasn't part of the deal when I signed up. But, ****, what are you going to do? You are on Starlink because there isn't anything else better, so ... leave?
 
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