" c) Set download caps- [...] Personally, I'll gladly take c."
Spoken like someone who hasn't had the "thrill" of surfing the net and wondering at every click "golly, I hope this will be worth the download" only to discover you have just streamed 150Mb of utter crap which you will never get back again.
You'd be surprised how crappy the Internet gets when you start having to micromanage every little thing you do just to conserve your bandwidth.
I have to resort to downloading ubuntu updates at work and then fucking sneaker-netting them on a USB key just to save on downloading bits.
You can forget streaming MP3's from my home server to my girlfriends place over the net like any self respecting geek would do. No, we can't do that because arsehole ISP's don't know how to run their businesses properly and have oversubscribed their networks in the rush to snare more customers than the competition using lies and obfuscation about the services they can provide to said customers.
And what point is there in having a blistering fast ADSL2 connection that is capable of filling your monthly download quota in an afternoon session?
I mean FFS, this is the 21st century and we are talking about just shifting bits around here. How fucking hard can that be?
Today we have networking tech available to us that was not even imaginable by past generations yet I'm still operating like its the goddamn 1980's and shifting crap around in my pocket on the modern day equivalent of a floppy disk.
What the fuck is up with that?
Can you imagine paying for cable TV and being sold "157 Channels" but discovering later that you can only watch 4 programs a week or else you have to pay for the "extra content". Nope, nobody would go for that because it is a retarded idea. Yet we are letting ISP's get away with it. Why is that?
ISP's should sell download speeds. The fatter your pipe the more you pay. Period.
Other than that you should be able to do whatever you damn well like with that pipe. Anything less is downright con artistry and smoke 'n' mirrors marketing bullshit.
Don't stand for it people.