Friday, August 29, 2008

Comcast limits customers to 250 gigs a month

Comcast CorporationImage via WikipediaStarting October 1, broadband provider Comcast will begin officially capping consumer use at 250 gigs a month, according to the company's recently-updated Frequently Asked Questions about Excessive Use.

If a customer exceeds more than 250 GB and is one of the heaviest data users who consume the most data on our high-speed Internet service, he or she may receive a call from Comcast's Customer Security Assurance (CSA) group to notify them of excessive use.

Customers who top 250 GB in a month twice in a six-month timeframe could have service terminated for a year.

I will have to ask my son John how many Gigs a month he uses as a Comcast subscriber. He is in the Navy and when he is on base here in the States he uses his computer for, Internet, E-Mail, Online gaming, TV and Movies, and even phone calls with Skype.

Read more about Comcast’s decision to cap monthly broadband usage at 250GB and why it is being decried as the end of the Internet as we know it here at Techcrunch. Also take a look at what they have to say over at gHacks.

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