So, apparently our ISP has upgraded our 20gb (50gb max) plan to 1,000,000mb (976gb) , unfortunately our plan is still as slow as fuck and only one computer can really surf at a decent speed at a time, but, saying that doesn't really give credit to the download I made today, it's only happened once before, but I hit the max limit of our modem for 5 whole minutes (2.0mb/s) ... to everyone in the united states... or basically everyone outside of Australia and NZ, that wouldn't really be impressive, but over here, the only time that occurs is when you download something from a server over here, and even then it's not even that high... it's only about 600kb/s ... so yeah, I was rather fond of getting a 4 gig file in under 20 minutes...
Thinking about the past experiences of our internet's download history I hope my father wasn't ripped off again... because that would be rather annoying...
(Just so you can get an Idea of what I mean when I say 'ripped off')
In 2002 we changed over from dial-up to Cable internet (the same speed we get now, by the way)
The plan started off at 50mb a month for $20... some how, during that time before I was aloud to use the cable internet dad never went over the limit... even though he always downloaded stupid emails containing loads of images and also stock exchange, and mum was using web mail) The hard drive of that computer was 20gb, the hard drive of mine was 4gb... so there's a blast from the past (mum still uses that laptop and I still have the hard drive of the old computer)
That previously mentioned plan didn't change until about 2004 when dad couldn't stand the amount of times I was telling him that 50mb is shit and no one with a right mind would pay $20 a month for it when they could get something waaaay better for the same price, something like 20gb...
Still my father didn't listen, he kept telling me that the plan was fine etc etc, then dad, finally caving decided to upgrade... but not to 20gb for a little more, no, that's too good for us at the time, he decided to get 2gb for $20 (with the same speed modem) ... we somehow lived with it... even though we were always going over...
about 2 years ago (middle of 2008), dad decided that he was sick of going over all the time again, so he decided to make our plan better by upgrading it... he got a 15gb plan for $90 monthly with our phone included, that plan stayed for a little while until he realized that we were still going over, he then got a 15gb plan that didn't slow down until 30gb but we had to pay per mb until we reached 30gb, then it slowed down to 57kbps until the start of this month .
We now apparently have 1,000,000 mb (976gb) to use a month for $129 with our phone included... It seems like some sort of wonderful dream, because this doesn't happen... but I suppose the speed limit is the reality kicking in :/
So in short,
2002 to 2004 = 50mb @ 2mbps
2004 to 2008 = 2gb @ 2mbps
2008 to 2008 = 15gb @ 2mpbs
2008 to 2010 = 30gb @ 2mbps
2010 - now = 976gb@ 2mbps
Anyone else know their internet history? because the only reason I remember mine is because I remember everyone going on about how awesome their 20gb plan was because they could play runescape, watch youtube, go to funnyjunk, download music and video's and all I could do was stinge off people until the end of the month...
also, don't get the wrong idea, I'm not gloating about this, nor and I asking for sympathy, I was just in need a rant and possibly an outlook of what other people's plans were like and how much they had to pay for an internet plan.
At the moment I can't back up my story with a picture because the ISP's site is down for maintenance unfortunately, but when it's back up, if anyone would like proof, I'd be more then happy to show evidence.