said by jmn1207:I easily go over 500GB each month . said by David_: said by baineschile:
Downloading an unbox movie - 3gigs
VOiP 1 hour chat - 30Mb/hr (approx)
Surfing Clips - 250-500Mb an hour (1024x768 max)
So, if you download 2 movies a day (180 gigs/mo), chat on the phone 2 hours a day (about 4 gigs/mo) and surf for video clips 3 hours a day (about 40 gigs/mo), you are still using less than the cap 224gigs.
But cmon, who does all that?
A single person , hardly , but a household with 2 adults surfing the net after work, plus 2 or 3 teenagers downloading from itunes, on voip messenger, and streaming from netflix, shoutcast and skype on all day will probably be labeled a heavy user in no time .
Imagine a small lan with wifi in today`s world, and you`ll easily surpass 250gb x month.
Perhaps 250 GB would be surpassed, but not easily, and historically not too often. It does sound like this scenario would be using the service to the max. Perhaps people with this type of situation can purchase a separate line/modem to accommodate this potentially heavy usage. There has to be some kind of limit with a LAN. 4 heavy video streaming viewers sharing a connection in an apartment might not individually exceed the limits, but together they certainly might. Even still, Comcast states that this scenario is a rare occurrence.
Keep in mind that Comcast is not simply pulling up a random number for their caps/throttling. Most of their users have not exceeded this 250GB cap. It does not matter how it might happen, Comcast only measures total usage. So you might have one user or a family of 10 on a network; regardless, hardly anyone currently exceeds this proposed maximum limit that will be set.