COAX and phone lines deliver service by various speed amounts. Why does Exede use data amounts over faster speeds?

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Jim Zimmermann

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Exede is a metered service, just like most cellular plans, except those that are unlimited on the PHONE ONLY. All such plans measure usage based on the amount of data you use. Speeds are a simply a measure of how fast you connection is and, have nothing to do with metering your usage.

As with any metered internet service there are penalties for using more data than you purchased. Exede slows your speed, some providers cut off you internet access entirely. All of those companies base it on GBs of data used.
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Jim Zimmermann

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Your comment above "Speeds are a simply a measure of how fast you connection is" is exactly why I wrote. I want faster speed then you are providing with your limited date transfer.
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Any time that you use wireless signals to transport data you are dealing with an expensive system with a limited maximum bandwidth. More bandwidth means more radio spectrum. Such systems are satellite, and 3G and 4G terrestrial radio. These systems can only handle a limited number of subscribers so that the data that each user can use is limited.

Hardwired systems such as cable, dsl (copper pairs) and fibre have much higher bandwidths since they are not limited by the radio spectrum, and are are not so heavily , if at all, regulated for data even though their advertised throughput speeds may be less than a satellite system. In these cases speed is not the whole story.

Would you rather have a Yugo with unlimited supplies of fuel or a fast sports car with only 10 gallons of gas/petrol a month.
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Since I am retired and do not go many places, I would take the sports car.
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Neither because both would be destroyed just trying to get to my house, or be stuck bumper deep in mud on a wet day. Neither would haul feed, ha and building materials and, neither would haul all of the gear I need for my monthly competition shooting four hours away. So, I'd take the sports car because it would sell for more and, I could then buy the SUV or pickup I wanted.

As for internet, I'll take my 30 GB fast vs. unlimited so slow most webpages won't even load.