The only land internet available to me is PCCW "8M" (which is actually much slower when only one stream is used... max I can achieve using 20 streams is about 5-7 Mbps). When I want to stream video or download something quickly, I actually have to resort to tethering my 3G phone, which hits 8-10 Mbps much more consistently.
With LTE now available, I was going to consider using a "USB Modem" or "Pocket Wifi" from one of the carriers
However even though they offer "unlimited" bandwidth, they have a "fair use policy" that kicks in after just 5GB. That is fine for mobile usage, but for home, it is extremely low. Watch one football game, and you're over the limit for example.
According to this policy, after 5GB the user "will be given lower priority to access the network resources, where the Customerâ€™s experience may be affected when the network traffic is busy"
My question is, does anyone have experience with this, and just how slow is the internet after this policy kicks in? I live in a rural area, and the network traffic should be relatively low.