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Dear AT&T: Soon We'll All Be Data Hogs

PC World: By now you've read all about the pros and cons of AT&T's new tiered data plans. The demise of the wireless carrier's all-you-can-eat unlimited offering is bad news for the small percentage of bandwidth hogs who, with their piggish downloading and streaming, are slowing Ma Bell's robust network to a crawl.

OK, laugh--but just a little. Because it's true, even on wired broadband networks, that a tiny portion of subscribers gobble up most of the bandwidth. But with the expected surge in video applications for wireless devices, we'll all be data hogs soon enough.

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