Haha sorry trust me I completely understand the name thing. My first name is TerrEnce and everybody, even after I spell it out for them, spells it TerrAnce. So I apologize.
Let's say I open up my faucet and let the water run for days. say the entire block does the same then yes we for sure affect not just the water pressure in the area, but what is available for practically everyone else.
Maybe the same can be said for bandwidth, except that what is being used, the actual data, is nearly endless. Unlike water there isn't a shortage on data. So you can't consume too much data. Now bandwidth as far as the flow itself, like water, yes I can see that, but I don't access nor use my conection on-stop to where it's a floodgate of data just pouring in at 1mbps continuously so no I am not affecting anyone else.
Now like I said I find it troubling that not only was my computer off, but we've had windstorms that kept me from connecting and getting service completely. So how can I go over in just a few days when I had never come close in over 5 years?
Matter of fact this almost exact same time last year I was deep into a video project and had uploads that lasted 10 hours and even then I didn't come close to either the download nor upload limit and yet in just about a weeks time when I'm practically not doing anything I exceed it? It doesn't make any sense. Well it does if it's a problem on the Wildblue end and they aren't investigating it.
Judging from these other posts I am not alone, but as I also stated the limit is near archaic anyway. It was set at a time when bandwidth usage was minimal and now with Youtube and other sites streaming video like Hulu and others bandwidth has increased more than 10fold from the time Wildblue started. So they need to adapt to the times if that is any factor into what is happening to other people. I just know right here with me. I hardly used my computer during the time in question and yet I go over 17gigs. That is really strange to me.
Yes it was the download I called to verify. My upload isn't even close I think right now it's like 5% so even with that I find it truly odd that my upload and download are so extremely out of proportion. Yes I get that an upload can start a download say a 5k up can begin the download of 10 to or more gigs, but seriously to be at 5% upload and 120% down even if a virus was continually accessing something the upload figure would be higher. Plus while I appreciate the customer service reps they said that my router may be getting hacked into. I told them it's a hub and doesn't even have any way to receive or transmit wirelessly and they said it could still happen. Really? How?
For the record as of 4 days I'm at 170MBs. I've been accessing all kinds of sites trying to replicate anything that would give me practically 2,125MBs per day and I haven't come close. It's on their end.
Let me clarify. It's not business per se. For video I'm not hosting videos that any one can access. I exchange with other editors, special effects people, etc. It's just work. Send clips for screenings so there isn't any constant drain on hundreds of people accessing my clips for they are not streamed. Audio/Sound engineering same thing. I upload tracks and download tracks. It's not a constant.
As for my fnancial transactions. I manage my stocks online. It's wrong to use the internet to buy and sell stocks? Also with that said now can you see why timing is really important to me? I don't see why I would need an enterprise account to manage my stock portfolio. I think that's a bit over the top.
Anyway to reiterate I find it truly disturbing that I had never come close to the limit during the last 5 years and yet between April 23, 2011 and May 3, 2011 I go over 17gigs. Plus and you might find this hard to believe, but prior to April 21 my levels were at either 0 or very well near 0 because I hadn't used it at all. So for it to jump ridiculously in the matter of a few days is truly strange. From 0 to 17gigs and as stated off or no service. Matter of fact there goes the connection once again because of the wind.
They need to increase the bandwidth and raise the limits. We have 64bit processing. We have hi-def video and audio. People send video clips to each other a lot more now than they do pictures. Our technology continues to grow data sizes increase, data rates increase. It is high time that Wildblue raises its game.