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I have a choice of three ISPs here (depending on what neighborhood you live in) and two of them have caps.

Comcast (which I have) - 250GB
Cox Cable - 450GB
FiOS - None that I know of.

Caps are common place, and the reason no one has really demanded that ISPs say there is a cap is because not many people have problems with the caps.
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thats just wrong of your ISP, they should have a table with the plans name, speed, what size the cap is and price.

if their is a cap then the should put an * next to it and at the bottom of the page put what happens if you exceed your cap, i.e conection is downgraded to dial up, price / excess GB and soforth... gunner2.gif
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The only downside is that I don't have the luxury of choosing from multiple cable providers. Charter is the only non-DSL high speed where I live. They can also change at any time what the download cap is (not good PR but they can). I just think they could have made it at least small print.
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OP your TOS are very similar to mine... When I setup my service last year I started paying for a 28Mb down and 5Mb up "unlimited" about 3 months ago I was informed through e-mail that I now have a 250Gb\m up\down total cap... meaning add total down to total up and if you go over...well, you may not like the consequences... I am furious, but my back is against a wall due to my choices are At&t DSL, Satalite, or Cox.... the latter two are atrocious.... my Boss has satilite and says that from 11am till 6pm CST he has no internet, My supervising manager has DSL and is paying like $60\m for a 2.5Mb DL and a .5Mb UL connection... Grrrr I need a rich uncle to pass away and will me his vast fortune so I can move my family back to civilization and get real Data conection...

I feel your pain bro, I feel your pain.
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Originally Posted by HardheadedMurphy View Post

OP your TOS are very similar to mine... When I setup my service last year I started paying for a 28Mb down and 5Mb up "unlimited" about 3 months ago I was informed through e-mail that I now have a 250Gb\m up\down total cap... meaning add total down to total up and if you go over...well, you may not like the consequences... I am furious, but my back is against a wall due to my choices are At&t DSL, Satalite, or Cox.... the latter two are atrocious.... my Boss has satilite and says that from 11am till 6pm CST he has no internet, My supervising manager has DSL and is paying like $60\m for a 2.5Mb DL and a .5Mb UL connection... Grrrr I need a rich uncle to pass away and will me his vast fortune so I can move my family back to civilization and get real Data conection...
I feel your pain bro, I feel your pain.

I never considered that it would be 250gb down AND up. It doesn't state that it is for download only...it probably included the upload as well. I basically made this thread to just kind of have people go through their ToS and see what they actually agreed to. I just feel like they should have made it known instead of just throwing it in the ToS...I also clarified that I'm not going to be a part of the human centi-pad
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For typical use as it stands, any cap over 100GB/month both ways should be acceptable, however with more and more high-def content going on the internet it'll become easier to break the caps legitimately.

The only major home ISPs in the US that don't cap service (IIRC) are Verizon, Optimum Online, CableOne, and AT&T, and from what I've heard AT&T does throttle; I know for sure CableOne does but they have gotten more generous about it in the past 2 years.
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I do agree, under normal use you would never break that limit. But with all the games that you can download, Netflix, Youtube, online gaming, etc... I find that it is going to be a problem a little later on. These caps will start becoming more relevant to media users.
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For typical use as it stands, any cap over 100GB/month both ways should be acceptable, however with more and more high-def content going on the internet it'll become easier to break the caps legitimately.
The only major home ISPs in the US that don't cap service (IIRC) are Verizon, Optimum Online, CableOne, and AT&T, and from what I've heard AT&T does throttle; I know for sure CableOne does but they have gotten more generous about it in the past 2 years.

Our apartment has gone up to 170gb in a month, and it's just me and two girls. We don't have any type of TV, so if the girls watch anything it's from the internet. This is with absolutely no torrent downloading too, none of us use those. I could really see a few young guys being very restricted by 250gb.

Comcast is VERY clear that they have a 250gb cap though. It was written on everything (somewhere) when I was signing up for internet service, and you can view a graph if you sign into your account to see how much you have used that billing period.
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You can add Time Warner Cable/Road Runner to the list of non capped ISP's.
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