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It doesn't say you'd have to disconnect, not sure where you got that idea tongue.gif.

Well either I am forced to one login at a time, or I can just log in on every local Comcast public connection within range and download till my hard drives are full before they can take the initiative to stop me, or else they limit each customer to a bandwidth cap regardless of connection speed. Which do you think they will choose?
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Well either I am forced to one login at a time, or I can just log in on every local Comcast public connection within range and download till my hard drives are full before they can take the initiative to stop me, or else they limit each customer to a bandwidth cap regardless of connection speed. Which do you think they will choose?
yeah what's to stop everyone from downgrading to tree slowest speeds allowed, then Just hopping onto their own router or neighbors router to get better speeds?
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Well either I am forced to one login at a time, or I can just log in on every local Comcast public connection within range and download till my hard drives are full before they can take the initiative to stop me, or else they limit each customer to a bandwidth cap regardless of connection speed. Which do you think they will choose?

Well it's all speculation since the article didn't get specific, but making you disconnect your home modem wouldn't make any sense. Probably you'll be able to log in to one wifi with your username/password, and it won't affect your home connection.
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yeah what's to stop everyone from downgrading to tree slowest speeds allowed, then Just hopping onto their own router or neighbors router to get better speeds?

Windows doesn't let two connections " team up", so it would have to be separate devices. The number of people who would even bother doing that is pretty low, and even if they did it doesn't affect overall network speed.
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