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Comcast cap is more of a guideline than a hard cap. They enforce the cap on a case by case basis depending on the area you live in and a few other factors. I live in a relatively remote area outside the main city. Have very few people on my line. I average about 300-400GB/month and never once gotten a letter or any warning from Comcast. I even called them and inquired about the cap(I didn't know about it up until that point) and they told me it depended on the area and how much and often you go over the cap. If you aren't hurting other peoples connectivity and not going crazy like 700+ every single month, they probably won't bother you. If you live in a highly congested area then they very well may enforce it much more strict, as excessive overuse may hinder other peoples connectivity, etc. I think I am on my 7th straight month of over the 250GB cap btw.
post #42 of 51
Give it time. They'll give into greed. They're using the negativity towards AT&T to build now and watch, 6 months from now, we'll see an article about Comcast having tiered plans
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post #43 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by timAHH View Post
AT&T has a much better policy than Comcast actually. Both have a 250GB monthly cap.

The difference is on Comcast, if you go over it, you get a warning. If you do it again, you get disconnected for a year.

On AT&T, if you go over the 250GB, you get billed an additional $10 for every 50GB you go over, and that ONLY happens if you breach the 250GB cap THREE times.

IMO, a lot better than the Comcast policy.
Not true. I go over 250GB every month and Comcast has never said a word to me. According to my router I averaged 383GB per month over the last 12 months, with 3 of them over 500GB.

Comcast's "cap" isn't really a cap at all. It's a contingency plan that they use if, and only if, people call and complain that their internet is slow. They will not warn you unless your neighbors complain and it turns out you are causing their bandwidth problems.
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post #44 of 51
The easy solution is to limit all traffic to 0.79 Mbps because even if you download for 24/7, you can't get past 250GB.

I am genius.
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post #45 of 51
Monthly subscriptions with caps net more profit.
post #46 of 51
This is BULL

Everyone should call up and cancel in an irate manner stating exactly WHY you are leaving this exceedingly totalitarian system we have for the internet

I know I am. BYE BYE ATT
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post #47 of 51
They didn't say "No" so much as someone heard them mention "meh" in response to ATT new billing system.
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post #48 of 51
I don't understand why any of you believe you're entitled to unlimited Internet access for the same price as people who don't use theirs very much. Network bandwidth is a resource and some people use it a lot more than others.
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post #49 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slinkman View Post
United States: The third world of internet.
In the defense of these companies, the US is a significantly larger area to cover than say S Korea or Japan. It takes a lot more money and time to keep broadband going and improving.
post #50 of 51
well.. i just checked my last couple months of useage, and i almost hit 250gigs on upload....
but more like 100gigs on download...
that's last month anyways, this flash is only a good two months old on my router
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