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    Default Comcasts data cap killed my internet for one year

    Today I came home to find my 15 MB down/3 MB up Comcast broadband service had been shut off due to exceeding their 250 GB/month data cap policy.

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    In a sudden brainstorm, I then asked whether the 250 GB bandwidth cap applied to just downloads (which I had assumed, as the majority of most bandwidth used in households is downstream bandwidth), or download and upload bandwidth. Surprise, surprise! Comcast measures both upstream and downstream bandwidth and it suddenly clicked for me.
    http://gizmodo.com/5820488/the-day-c...net-for-1-year

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    I've been with Comcast for years, an never had this problem, he must use a hell of alot bandwidth.

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    While there is a good argument that Comcast didn't handle the situation well, the guys assertion that broadband internet access should be considered a "right" is stupid.

    IMO, the correct solution would be to charge him, and other extreme users, more for the extra data transfer.
    That way those people that want to move terabytes of data around can do so, and pay for it themselves.

    As for his electricity and water utility examples, I don't know what kind of lala land he is from, but everywhere I've lived, if you don't pay your bills, stuff gets turned off...


    An aside about "cloud computing", whenever one of the players in the computer/internet industry talks about it, for some reason I want to put a bullet through their brain.
    Am I the only one that feels that way about it?
    I hear Orwell laughing...

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