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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jul 1, 2014, 10:01
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Comcast spokesperson Joel Shadle told Ars that the Speedify test relied on Comcast's business equipment, rather than the equipment that's used for the residential hotspot program, and that the equipment was outdated

Because I'm sure Comcast always sends out their latest modems to all their customers.

What they really need to test is whether or not the claims it doesn't eat into your bandwidth is true, and if it makes it easier to hack into your home-network. The power consumption is negligible.
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Comcast raises your electric bill by turning router into a public hotspot.
Jul 1, 2014, 12:25
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Comcast raises your electric bill by turning router into a public hotspot. Jul 1, 2014, 12:25
Jul 1, 2014, 12:25
 
This is great! Beamer, Creston, and I were discussing this very thing a while back.

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Re: Comcast raises your electric bill by turning router into a public hotspot.
Jul 1, 2014, 12:46
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Re: Comcast raises your electric bill by turning router into a public hotspot. Jul 1, 2014, 12:46
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So they're estimating $2 per month if two PCs were connected to the hot spot, streaming netflix, at all times.

This is an increase over idle. What is the increase over a router that already has 2 pcs connected streaming netflix?

Even still, I'm hard pressed to believe most of these routers will get even 10 hours a year connected, so, yeah, pennies.

Regardless, though, it should have been opt-in and should have come with a bill reduction. Want to turn your router into a hot spot? Save $2 per month on your cable modem "rental!"
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Re: Comcast raises your electric bill by turning router into a public hotspot.
Jul 1, 2014, 12:48
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Re: Comcast raises your electric bill by turning router into a public hotspot. Jul 1, 2014, 12:48
Jul 1, 2014, 12:48
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 12:25:
This is great! Beamer, Creston, and I were discussing this very thing a while back.

Well, except for the fact that it's only free if you're already a Comcast subscriber. If not, you have to pay.
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Re: Comcast raises your electric bill by turning router into a public hotspot.
Jul 1, 2014, 13:01
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Re: Comcast raises your electric bill by turning router into a public hotspot. Jul 1, 2014, 13:01
Jul 1, 2014, 13:01
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 12:46:
So they're estimating $2 per month if two PCs were connected to the hot spot, streaming netflix, at all times.

This is an increase over idle. What is the increase over a router that already has 2 pcs connected streaming netflix?

Even still, I'm hard pressed to believe most of these routers will get even 10 hours a year connected, so, yeah, pennies.

Regardless, though, it should have been opt-in and should have come with a bill reduction. Want to turn your router into a hot spot? Save $2 per month on your cable modem "rental!"

I think this is the biggest sticking point to me, they hit you for fees for everything they can think of and when they need their customers to do something for them they act like its no big deal and they're actually doing them a favor. If the situations were reversed they'd be charging a hotspot location rental fee.
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Re: Comcast raises your electric bill by turning router into a public hotspot.
Jul 1, 2014, 14:07
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Re: Comcast raises your electric bill by turning router into a public hotspot. Jul 1, 2014, 14:07
Jul 1, 2014, 14:07
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 12:46:
So they're estimating $2 per month if two PCs were connected to the hot spot, streaming netflix, at all times.

This is an increase over idle. What is the increase over a router that already has 2 pcs connected streaming netflix?

Even still, I'm hard pressed to believe most of these routers will get even 10 hours a year connected, so, yeah, pennies.

Regardless, though, it should have been opt-in and should have come with a bill reduction. Want to turn your router into a hot spot? Save $2 per month on your cable modem "rental!"

Yup, I totally agree.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jul 1, 2014, 14:45
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Jul 1, 2014, 15:49
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Re: Comcast raises your electric bill by turning router into a public hotspot.
Jul 1, 2014, 19:20
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Re: Comcast raises your electric bill by turning router into a public hotspot. Jul 1, 2014, 19:20
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Beamer wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 12:46:
Even still, I'm hard pressed to believe most of these routers will get even 10 hours a year connected, so, yeah, pennies.

I know two things if I owed them 5 cents balance, they would spend a few dollars a year in postage asking me for my 5 cents and they could very well report me to collections.

Really no one in this capitalistic world can ever say to another "it's only $X, don't worry about it", it imo isn't their decision and any charge is too much.

I play it that way because that is exactly how they play it to me. Goose-Gander.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jul 2, 2014, 04:29
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It is true it does NOT eat into your bandwidth. The bandwidth has been increased quite a bit in cities over the last few years, for example, in the city I live in, we now have 16 channels for broadband. As for the hacking into your home-network, I love how the media has misconstrued this. It is a second, entirely different provisioned network. It is segmented and there for not seen by the other network. It's just like the routers you can install that have a guest network. If you're connected to it, you cannot see the private comps on the other network.
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