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Offline Jayson

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Comcast To Limit Internet Usage
« on: August 28, 2008, 09:55 PM »
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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.

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080828/comcast_internet_cap.html?.v=2
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Re: Comcast To Limit Internet Usage
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2008, 01:28 AM »
They'll rethink that when everyone drops their service.
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Re: Comcast To Limit Internet Usage
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2008, 09:11 AM »
Comcast stressed that the bandwidth cap is far above the median monthly usage of its customers, which 2 to 3 gigabytes.

Very few subscribers use more than 250 gigabytes, it said. A user could download 125 standard-definition movies, about four per day, before hitting the limit.


Sounds like this is an interesting policy footnote but irrelevant for most users.
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Re: Comcast To Limit Internet Usage
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2008, 09:44 AM »
Technically irrelevant but it's another reason people can point to that are already unhappy with Comcast service.  I know a bunch of people that live in the Philladelphia area that dropped Comcast the second Verizon FIOS was available in their area.  So far, they have nothing but good things to say about it and are happy to be rid of Comcast.

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