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AT&T Ups Throttling Threshold to 3GB

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Top message:  Business 101 by whatwhatjbdo   Mar 1, 2012, 8:14 PM

Replying to:  Re: how about increase the capacity of their network? by 216dilbert   Mar 2, 2012, 11:48 AM

Re: how about increase the capacity of their network?

by Vmac39    Mar 2, 2012, 4:06 PM

You know, I've thought about that, too. As much as I love and use that feature, they may just have to give up on that feature to help deal with the high demand on the network. Currently, no other carrier offers that ability, unless it's on LTE, from my understanding. Now, I do realize that this has been a major selling point for ATT and I would be sad to see it go but, if it means increasing data cap limits to five or ten gigs for unlimited users and lessen the overall congestion on the network, I'm all for it. The question is, does this feature really affect the network in such a huge way? I'm sure this isn't a feature that everyone uses on a regular or even on an extended basis, when they do.

They could limit this feature based on based on network congestion at specific times, when data traffic is heaviest or maybe it's just a matter of doing it differently. I'm not familiar with how ATT is able to offer this but, I'm inclined to believe that voice and data share the same frequency or something. What gives me this idea is,I've had an issue with Comcast in the past, where they tried to run one line for cable tv and internet. The problem with that was, it was straining the resource too much and i wasn't getting good tv signal or internet. The contractor ran two totally different lines and the problem was solved. So, my point here is, if this is ATT's issue, maybe it's time to look into dual fequency technology or something, to help with this issue. Just a thoug

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