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Except that my building manager already uses comcast, either way I'm moving from this apartment complex in a few months irregardless of internet. Hopefully to a place with less users on my node. I'm paying for 12/2, but on weekday nights I get 4/2 due to the huge number of people using after work. It's horrible, we can't even stream netflix with out it buffering every 15 minutes or changing stream quality up and down. I know it's due to number of users because I can do a speed test the next day at noon and have 15/4 results.
Glad I don't live in an apartment anymore. That's all I can say to that.
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Was always curious what happens if you pass your 250 gb monthly cap with comcast.I have to check my account throughout the month,ending up with an average monthly usage of about 230gb.Nice to know they dont say much about it if you do stray over the limit.
    
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i think having a cap on ones internet is just so wrong...

in the last few day (8 days) i have downloaded about 500 gig and uploaded about 700....

at the end of the day... it costs the isp's nothing to give you uncaped usage
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i think having a cap on ones internet is just so wrong...

in the last few day (8 days) i have downloaded about 500 gig and uploaded about 700....

at the end of the day... it costs the isp's nothing to give you uncaped usage
Bandwidth is most certainly NOT free for the ISPs! The more the ISP's customers download, the more the ISP has to pay for peering.
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I'm surprised nobody thought of it, yet. Dropped packets? In how many gigabytes time would you download a map update, do file transfers, media, etc. on your network, and accumulate 4gb? If wireless, probably a lot. Lrn2math harder.
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I'm surprised nobody thought of it, yet. Dropped packets? In how many gigabytes time would you download a map update, do file transfers, media, etc. on your network, and accumulate 4gb? If wireless, probably a lot. Lrn2math harder.
It's possible, but that is a lot of dropped packets.
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Was always curious what happens if you pass your 250 gb monthly cap with comcast.I have to check my account throughout the month,ending up with an average monthly usage of about 230gb.Nice to know they dont say much about it if you do stray over the limit.
It seems to me, it depends on how long you've been a customer. When I was with them for only a couple months, I moved 300 GB, and they sent me a letter, and called me and stuff. I think they just didn't want someone changing companies to just go over the limit. Now that I've been with the same company for 2 years they don't see it like that anymore.
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