Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp
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.