While some traditional telecom carriers such as AT&T appear to be dragging their feet on deploying the emerging standard known as IPv6, the U.S. cable industry — led by Comcast — is charging ahead on this long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet’s main communications protocol.
AT&T lagging while others lead on IPv6
This progress on IPv6 was evident at a meeting of cable operators and programmers held this fall in New York City that was sponsored by CableLabs, the industry’s research and development consortium
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It seems that the era of unlimited data consumption is not only an end to the wireless Internet services.
That’s because, as reported for the first time reports of broadband, AT & T in the implementation of plans for a new 150GB cap DSL customers and a 250GB cap its U-verse customers from May . According to reports of broadband, AT & T will charge users an extra $ 10 per 50 GB of data you consume above the limit of the CAP. However, these excess charges only start once the users have exceeded the caps three times or more – in other words, users can go over the top twice during the life of your account and will not face charges for excess .
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AT & T Broadband Reports said that potential overage charges would affect only about 2% of its ADSL customers, as the average DSL customers consume 18 GB of data per month. The company also says it will notify customers when they exceed 65%, 90% and 100% of your monthly data allowance, similar to how AT & T is communicated to its wireless subscribers as they are about exceed the monthly limits.
AT & T and rival carrier Verizon is so far from all you can eat data plans and to the different service plans for its wireless services, such as the recently published data IPAD two plans offered by tapas ranging from 250 MB per month to 10 GB per month. AT & T has the ball rolling on the covers of mobile data last year when it announced it would drop the unlimited data plans for iPhone in favor of plans that offer between 200 MB and 2 GB of data usage per month. Verizon soon followed suit, saying that it would take a similar pricing scheme for LTE 4G services that should launch later this year. Verizon COO Lowell McAdam hinted earlier this year plans LTE could give users a certain amount of data you can consume each month before they would have to pay excessive fees.
But the application of data covers fixed telephony services has not worked particularly well for the ISP. In 2009, for example, Time-Warner Cable decided to close a test program that places caps bandwidth of its Internet services by cable, because of complaints from customers about the possibility of paying overage charges. ISPs have been experimenting with the implementation of the bandwidth caps since 2008, when Comcast, Time Warner Cable and AT & T announced that they were testing the new service stop. All the covers had been consistently controversial, however, as a woman even has sued AT & T to be billed $ 5,000 in fees for excess Internet.