|Originally posted by SPL15
For What I do With The internet, i really don't need anything more than dial-up.
Now that you will go to jail for downloading music I have absolutely no need for lots of bandwidth.
Ya it does take forever to download file updates but its not like i'm on my computer 24/7 so i just download large files (5MB ) I do it at night when i'm sleeping.
What exactly do you guys use all your badwidth for now that P2P music sharing is illegal?
Sending email. Receiving email. File transfer to and from work, to and from my websites, to and from other websites. (Note: none of that should be taken to mean I'm running servers. I'm not. I am a member of a private, co-op ISP that's colo'd in Oakland, at which my websites are hosted, and my mail is transferred. Any and all data transfer on my systems occurs via clients for various protocols: IMAP, SMTP (tunnelled over ssh), POP (via SSL), ssh, HTTP, scp, and ftp.)
Online gaming (where latency matters). Streaming mp3s from various locations to iTunes, MusicMatch, and my SliMP3 (for which I wrote the code that handles the Live365 streaming).
Videochats with my friends. My wife uses the same to talk to her friends and elatives in Chicago, and Novosibirsk, Russia. And we use it to keep in touch when I'm out of the country for weeks or months (as I'm about to be again). She records, digitizes, and uploads television shows we Tivo to a private external server while I'm out of the country so I can watch them while I'm away (note: This does NOT violate fair-use statutes, and is therefore not piracy. It falls under the category of "timeshifting"; I just happen to be space-shifting as well).
There's more to life than using a fat pipe to steal music and software. Much more.