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Re: Comcast confirms 250GB cap effective October 1
From: "David Farber" <dave () farber net>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 21:29:00 -0400




-----Original Message-----
From: James Grimmelmann on behalf of James Grimmelmann
Sent: Thu 8/28/2008 8:40 PM
To: David Farber
Subject: Re: [IP] Comcast confirms 250GB cap effective October 1
 
Serious question: Why doesn't Comcast tell **all** of its customers  
what their monthly usage is?  Customers who aren't anywhere near 250GB  
could breathe easier.  Customers who're pushing up against 250GB could  
cut back before the Network Police pull them over, rather than after.   
Everybody wins.

James

On Aug 28, 2008, at 7:17 PM, David Farber wrote:

The will lower the cap as time goes on. I assume they will loudly  
advertise the respriction and I hope Verizon loudly advertises it  
does not YET. djf


________________________________

From: Sunil Garg [mailto:sunil () sunilgarg com]
Sent: Thu 8/28/2008 6:41 PM
To: David Farber
Subject: Comcast confirms 250GB cap effective October 1


The IP crowd might be interested in this. VentureBeat reports:


You just knew it was too good to last. Starting on October 1 of this  
year, Internet service provider Comcast will begin placing a cap on  
the amount of data its customers can access a month, DSLreports has  
learned <http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Comcast-250GB-Monthly-Cap-Goes-Live-October-1-97294 
.

The 250 gigabyte cap, now confirmed by Comcast <http://www.comcast.net/terms/network/amendment/ 
, represents on 14,000 of the company's 14.1 million users, it  
claims. While that may be true today, and while 250 gigabytes may  
seem like a very high cap, going forward, this is going to be  
problematic.

http://venturebeat.com/2008/08/28/comcast-to-dam-and-damn-the-internet-with-usage-caps/

Regards,
Sunil



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