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http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/C...age-Fees-94185

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A Comcast insider tells me the company is considering implementing very clear monthly caps, and may begin charging overage fees for customers who cross them. While still in the early stages of development, the plan -- as it stands now -- would work like this: all users get a 250GB per month cap. Users would get one free "slip up" in a twelve month period, after which users would pay a $15 charge for each 10 GB over the cap they travel. According to the source, the plan has "a lot of momentum behind it," and initial testing is slated to begin in a month or two.
As long as its fully disclosed and there are ways to check it i don't have a problem with it. Personally i don't use that much except every once in awhile. if it became a problem i would go to another isp.

However i don't think this is the best way to obtain their goal.. 250gb is a lot even to someone who pirates alot.. they may have to be a bit more selective but that's all.
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They better drop the prices of their current plans then....


Also, this would suck if you left a Torrent server on and went away for a few weeks....
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comcast being comcast i doubt they would drop there current prices.. which is why at&t is looking better by the day even if id lose about 3Mb down
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Ridiculous. *pukes*
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you guys have it good, us here in canada (or myself) with yahoo! Rogers, i have a 60GB Cap on my account, and for every gig i go over, they charge me $2. Not to mention my plan is $45 + Fees. Ridiculous!
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comcast being comcast i doubt they would drop there current prices.. which is why at&t is looking better by the day even if id lose about 3Mb down
I have AT&T and their 5mb package is cheap and plenty fast. Bad Comcast
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i'm pretty sure they said this half a year ago. don't think it will happen
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I have AT&T and their 5mb package is cheap and plenty fast. Bad Comcast
5 MB is slow... I get about 30 MB Down and 1.5 Mbit up. Even that isn't enough bandwidth for me.
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5 MB is slow... I get about 30 MB Down and 1.5 Mbit up. Even that isn't enough bandwidth for me.
I live in the middle of nowhere so I cant get those speeds.
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Crap.. I'm stuck with Time Warner and it's like 8m/375kish... and it is crap.. for the price! When I Lived in Grand Junction, Colorado I had a 15/5 for 30 a month with phone and tv, Free High Def, Long distance and all the best channels...and that wasn't a Huge industrial city all for 100 bucks. Now even in a huge city area such as Milwaukee, Wi I'm stuck with this bull crap. When I Grad college I'm to a town SPECIFICALLY for fast internet. Considering Chicago for there Comcast, Suggestions would be appreciated.
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