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Comcast to make monthly Internet use cap official

 
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Comcast to make monthly Internet use cap official
Comcast Corp., the nation's second-largest Internet service provider, Thursday said it would set an official limit on the amount of data subscribers can download and upload each month.

On Oct. 1, the cable company will update its user agreement to say that users will be allowed 250 gigabytes of traffic per month, the company announced on its Web site.

Comcast has already reserved the right to cut off subscribers who use too much bandwidth each month, without specifying exactly what constitutes excessive use.

"We've listened to feedback from our customers who asked that we provide a specific threshold for data usage and this would help them understand the amount of usage that would qualify as excessive," the company said in a statement on its Web site.

Customers who go over the limit are contacted by the company and asked to curb their usage.

"We know from experience the vast majority of customers we ask to curb usage do so voluntarily," the company said.

Comcast floated the idea of a 250 gigabyte cap in May and mentioned then that it might charge users $15 for every 10 gigabytes they go over, but the overage fee was missing in Thursday's announcement.

Curbing the top users is necessary to keep the network fast and responsive for other users, Comcast has said.

Comcast stressed that the bandwidth cap is far above the median monthly usage of its customers, which 2 to 3 gigabytes.
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Re: Comcast to make monthly Internet use cap official
250 GB

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Re: Comcast to make monthly Internet use cap official
250gb isn't bad but still, the cap s dumb. surewest has no cap, but i am a huge pirate and even i hardly manage to top 250gb. but i use seed boxes most times and i dl terabytes. a few months on comcast ive gone around 250-300 i think, didn't hear anything.

i use dd-wrt on my router so i know exaclty how much traffic i pass each day/hr/second.

and i dl nothing but hd stuff like 720p tv shows (~20-30 gigs a season).
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So will they have a price fix then to be directly proportional to the cap?

I mean,, I have "unlimited" use.

If they "cap" me,, will they drop the rate to reflect a 250Gb threshold?

If they do,,, I'm goin back to wardriving.

Last Edited by Hitndahedfred on 10/31/2013 09:25 PM
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250gb isn't bad but still, the cap s dumb. surewest has no cap, but i am a huge pirate and even i hardly manage to top 250gb. but i use seed boxes most times and i dl terabytes. a few months on comcast ive gone around 250-300 i think, didn't hear anything.

i use dd-wrt on my router so i know exaclty how much traffic i pass each day/hr/second.

and i dl nothing but hd stuff like 720p tv shows (~20-30 gigs a season).
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This ^^^^^^^^

We have antenna TV,,, not paying for crap shopping and pseudo-religion channels in the dozens. We download our favorite TV and other movies to watch at our convenience.
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