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1TB is regardless of plan except Gigabit Pro, which a high up said no cap. This is yet to be proven to me. Cost depends on the speed.

http://www.dslreports.com/faq/15643

The highest is $300/mo USD, everything else is $150 or lower, and I think it goes down to $50/mo minimum in a realistic scenario. It gets muddy because they do Phone and TV as well, so depending on the bundle it can be different as well.

Whaaaaaa...? Sorry, it's late, I don't understand everything redface.gif)

I get 100/100mbps advertised (probably less) for roughly 65$, without TV but with a landline we don't use. I would have to pay 90$ for a TV offer (250+ channels, but I'm with the cheapest provider, I think)... No data cap. In what extent is that comparable with the US market?

You'd be most comparable to;

My "220+" Channels + phone line + 105/20 (126/24 actual) is $190USD/mo, but the plan is outdated now. I could upgrade the internet to 300/25 (Probably ~350/30) for +20USD. Or I could drop TV/Phone and pay $150 for 1000/35 (1200/42 actual), or $300 for 2000/2000 (2200/2200 actual). 22x speed for 5x the cost isn't bad, but $300/mo is.

Seems Comcast is in the middle of a large upgrade roll out, so it's harder for me to compare without going over all the new info. A year ago my $190 plan would be directly comparable to your $90 one, but now I need to spend some time talking to support, see if I can get a bump to 150 for the same cost...
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Whaaaaaa...? Sorry, it's late, I don't understand everything redface.gif)

I get 100/100mbps advertised (probably less) for roughly 65$, without TV but with a landline we don't use. I would have to pay 90$ for a TV offer (250+ channels, but I'm with the cheapest provider, I think)... No data cap. In what extent is that comparable with the US market?

I pay $75/month for 120/20, internet only from Comcast. A 1 TB limit is being introduced, and I currently use 140GB on average according to Comcast (as the sole user).

So, it's actually fairly comparable, except for the upload which most people don't use... (unless you are a pirate, ARRR).
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It is to create revenue off of the overage fees and to convince their customers to add cable tv service instead of streaming. Comcast is desperately trying to prevent cord cutting. Or they may introduce their own streaming service that doesn't count against the cap in order to keep customers from netflix/amazon/hulu. Data caps should be illegal IMO.

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I got an e-mail about this the other day. I did not have a cap at all before, but now have the 1 TB limit (but use around 250-300GB/month).
Only thing is I just noticed my speeds have dropped from 50 Mbps to 30 Mbps after a recent outage about 2 weeks ago (I pay for 50).

I have been needing to call them anyway since my rate went up a while back, need to see what promotional rate I can get.
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How many of the giant ISPs do caps, I know TWC doesn't, and charter stopped there's less than a year ago. Don't think Verizon doesn't, I know RCN doesn't but they are only prominent in the northeast and Chicago really. I know the FCC has been attacking data caps trying to rid of them.


I guess what I'm saying is I'm not sure how well it will work for Comcast and AT&T. There seems to be better alternatives, and the FCC is not liking their pactices.
Edited by saintruski - 10/10/16 at 8:08pm
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How many of the giant ISPs do caps, I know TWC doesn't, and charter stopped there's less than a year ago. Don't think Verizon doesn't, I know RCN doesn't but they are only prominent in the northeast and Chicago really. I know the FCC has been attacking data caps trying to rid of them.


I guess what I'm saying is I'm not sure how well it will work for Comcast and AT&T. There seems to be better alternatives, and the FCC is not liking their pactices.

In most areas with Comcast there isn't another alternative besides 3mbps DSL, at 1/30th the speed.
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In most areas with Comcast there isn't another alternative besides 3mbps DSL, at 1/30th the speed.

there are some people who'd call that competition.

i am not one of those people. i call that a monopoly.
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In most areas with Comcast there isn't another alternative besides 3mbps DSL, at 1/30th the speed.

Ok I understand now how they work, I think.
Edited by saintruski - 10/10/16 at 8:50pm
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How many of the giant ISPs do caps, I know TWC doesn't, and charter stopped there's less than a year ago. Don't think Verizon doesn't, I know RCN doesn't but they are only prominent in the northeast and Chicago really. I know the FCC has been attacking data caps trying to rid of them.


I guess what I'm saying is I'm not sure how well it will work for Comcast and AT&T. There seems to be better alternatives, and the FCC is not liking their pactices.

There's no cap on Cablevision Optimum and Verizon Fios, although this is because of actual competition between two ISPs that actually provides at least 50 Mbps DL speed without caps.

Now, this is the situation for most of Long Island, I do not know how big Comcast's empire is in the USA, but, I would pick FIOS, lesser of all the evil ISPs to begin with.

$55 for 50 DL/ 50 UP which actually is 62 DL/UP due to overprovisioning, isn't bad.
     
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Now, this is the situation for most of Long Island, I do not know how big Comcast's empire is in the USA, but, I would pick FIOS, lesser of all the evil ISPs to begin with.

From what I can tell and the responses I just got, they are huge but thrive in smaller towns and cities or areas with minimal options, and take serious advantage of that.

USA is very behind on its infrastructure so that doesn't help.
Edited by saintruski - 10/10/16 at 8:53pm
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