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Topic # 85137 14-Jun-2011 14:39
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It seems TelstraClear might be considering free data traffic towards Steam Gamers..... FINALLY an ISP that listens.

I cannot confirm if it is true, however I do have this.



All I can say is that, if TelstraClear get free data traffic towards Steam I will be signing up to them without hesitation.


Edit: I realize now this has no proof of Steam on the pic, but I wrote up that blog post about Free Data Traffic towards Steam and directed that subject towards TelstraClear.

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  Reply # 481027 14-Jun-2011 14:44
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where does that say anything about Steam?



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  Reply # 481029 14-Jun-2011 14:46
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My apologies, I should have been more clear.

It is directed towards steam as I spoke about Free traffic to Steam on my blog and directed the post towards TelstraClear.

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  Reply # 481044 14-Jun-2011 15:16
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OMFG! I hope so!

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  Reply # 481046 14-Jun-2011 15:18
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;)

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  Reply # 481048 14-Jun-2011 15:23
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I'm not sure what the big deal is, it's not hard to get a steam content server, Box with 16gb ram and 2tb hdd min.

We have two in NZ already albeit filtered




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  Reply # 481054 14-Jun-2011 15:33
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The big deal is they're my ISP! Decent speed with my cable will be a dream come true! And the word FREE!
I bought 2 games a couple of weeks ago and by the time I'd got the d/l'd and updated, there was half my cap!
And the speed was <200k so I wasn't impressed

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  Reply # 481057 14-Jun-2011 15:38
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Oh the free thing,

To be frank with the number of ISP's zero-rating traffic it's not surprising Telstra is jumping on the bandwagon




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  Reply # 481064 14-Jun-2011 15:54
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I thought Steam sent you to random servers, not necessarily your closest one :-/





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  Reply # 481065 14-Jun-2011 15:56
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You can choose the closest steam server, but if that content is not on the closest server then it would redirect you to the closest that has it.

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  Reply # 481069 14-Jun-2011 16:03
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And all the ones I tried sucked. I ended up getting the best speed from the US

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  Reply # 481812 16-Jun-2011 12:30
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Grumble. Here I am thinking maybe it's time for a new broadband-TV-phone-mobile all-in-one provider and now TC _might_ be pulling this one out of the bag.

Don't you just hate competition... 

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  Reply # 481870 16-Jun-2011 14:23
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Hopefully they do it, it will likely save them a fair amount international bandwidth usage in the long run due to Steam's popularity now, it's win/win.

I've tried suggesting hosting a Steam content mirror to many ISP reps here and on GPforums but this is the first time it appears to actually have worked as intended.

If it goes ahead I'll be seriously considering switching back to Telstraclear ASDL as I have 90 games in Steam these days, I tend to pick up a new game in specials every other month.

Also hopefully other ISP's will be prompted into action by a move like this.


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  Reply # 481885 16-Jun-2011 14:40
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I'd be over the moon if this turned out to be true. I've been happy with TCL performance but have to admit I've been tempted to switch from time to time (ADSL plans seem a little bit stagnant, but I ultimately decided that the overall performance had been very good, so why mess with it?).

I'll certainly be locked in as a customer if they start moving in this direction :)

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  Reply # 482626 18-Jun-2011 17:20
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It would awsome if true. Telstra's already doubled my data cap, free steam usage would just be amazing :)

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