Originally Posted by JeffDM
I think most US ISPs have limits, but they don't tell you what they are until you exceed them. For the people that have exceeded them, the usual line is that the advertised "unlimited" internet means that's how much time you can spend on the Internet, vs, the old way when you only had so many hours in dial-up. Unlimited isn't the amount of data that you can download, they get irritated if you max out your pipe all the time.
I know this is true for some budget DSL packages and wireless (cell phone access) packages. But to bring this back on topic & relate it to this conversation: if there are
limits, especially in America, then we need to make sure there is competition for broadband providers in all areas because as Apple and Tivo/Amazon and others continue to introduce products like Apple TV and services like movie downloads the providers who win will be the ones who allow greater data transfers.