Time Warner: Download Too Much and You Might Pay $30 a Movie

Warner has apparently spoken on Digital Downloads :-

"Mr. Dudley said the company was still working on what to charge people who exceed their limits, but he pointed to Bell Canada, which has imposed bandwidth limits on its customers. According to its Web site, Bell Canada charges as much as 7.50 Canadian dollars ($7.42) for each gigabyte when customers exceed the 30-gigabyte limit on a plan that costs 29.95 Canadian dollars a month. Since the average high-definition movie is 4 gigabytes to 5 gigabytes, that would mean a charge of at least $30 a download for customers on a plan like that who were over their limit.

Whether cable users agree, or they start to complain because of occasional surprise bills for $30 movie downloads, depends on how Time Warner actually structures its rate plans.
"A big part of what we are doing is to test customer feedback," Mr. Dudley said. "We want our customers to feel like they are getting a good value."

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zambrota4663d ago (Edited 4663d ago )

Typically someone who donwloads a 10gig movie is usually a bitorrent user . So Digital downloads At The Moment could cause billions in piracies since the webbased security systems are not that Robust

Anego Montoya FTMFW4663d ago


thats sitting on the line of being considered a THREAT.

LJWooly4663d ago (Edited 4663d ago )


I can't see DDL taking off until a few years time, anyway. the average user's download speeds just can't provide a high quality HD movie in a realistic timeframe.

Besides, if you download it on a 360, leaving it on long enough to download will probably brick the system...

^^^That was a joke, btw, before you all start hatin'.^^^

BLaZiN PRopHeT4663d ago

i think this is a bad move all they are going to just send people to other internet providers like verizon.

zambrota4663d ago

there are very few people who are actually willing to download a large moviefile.

there are few isp who actually offers you a good bandwidth

even with a good speed it takes a lot of time to download an HD movie.

Few people are actually willing to wait that long to download an HD movie

Crazyglues4663d ago (Edited 4663d ago )

Not to mention when you signed up for internet service their was never a how much time you use it attached to the price.

I know because I asked when I got mine, and the rep said it's on all the time so if you use it all the time that's fine. That's what your paying for, internet access... Period. Download, upload.. surf.. whatever.

So if I download all day and night, not that I do, it shouldn't matter because they never said it was how much you download.

What about people playing Xbox live for long hours, are they going to now get hit with a $30 dollar fee for playing too long.

What about people watching youtube videos all day do they now have to pay a $30 dollar fee. This just makes no sense.

This sucks so bad it's ridiculous, and a stupid move on Time Warners part. I guess it's time to get that Fios Verizon Flyer out of my trash.

Looks like I might be switching service after all.

Dr Nightblade4663d ago

and use Time Warner.. I will definitly try to switch, not only that I work in the Graphics biz and am always downloading new brushes, shapes ect. I agree sucks BIG TIME,
Not only that Since HD DVD is down the tubes I think Microsoft's gonna try to push digital Downloads faster than we think, seeing they can only fit so much info on a DVD. Crap wish i had a PS3.

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