IPPlanManHoly Cable Modem Batman
The cap was never about congestion... Not in the slightest. Comcast's usage cap was set at 250GB in October 2008 shortly after a settlement in Florida (»bit.ly/J0UKka) and it hasn't been increased since.
Providing exemptions to the cap for this activity could suggest the following:
1) This cap really isn't high enough anymore for "normal use". Why go so far to provide an exemption for this usage otherwise if it was?
2) Comcast has little incentive to support potentially competitive Internet-based offerings with a fixed cap of 250 GB. (The Cord-Cutters)
Looking at Comcast's business tier services for comparison on pricing. (Comcast Business Plans have no usage cap)
- Starter $59.95 (12 Mbps/2 Mbps, 2 email boxes, Internet Security for 25 computers, Microsoft Cloud Services, Web Hosting)
- Premium $99.95 (22 Mbps/5 Mbps 8 email boxes, Internet Security for 25 computers, Microsoft Cloud Services, Web Hosting)
With all these extras included along with business level-grade support/service and no usage cap, these prices are only slightly more than their residential counterparts, which are subject to the 250 GB user cap.
I think that's pretty interesting...
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