I didn't know about it going into affect till today. If I had known, I would have thought twice about getting the service. I called them and asked about it, they said that they don't give caps to business accounts. Maybe I should have gotten that instead.
I've gone over the 250 gig limit twice. I have yet to have Comcast contact me. I do know that my cousin was contacted via letter by Comcast that if he went over 250 gig again, they would cancel his service for 1 year. He also had used over 1tb of bandwidth that month.
I do make sure to check my comcast account to check their account of my usage regularly and also run Networx on all of my networks computers.
Aso of today, the 11th, I'm at 77GB according to Comcast and 56.9GB according to Networx. Now I know that I haven't streamed 20 GB of Netflix content, probably closer to 3 GB. Thanks Comcast!
Most ISP's have more then enough room right now but want to get the money if they can so they are going to cry wolf and over charge you, throttle you, get laws past, cripple/block competition. What we need is a free market with competition, and some of the dark fiber lit up.
Considering that plenty of civilized countries can get high-speed internet almost everywhere (for like $25-$50 a month, too), it's astounding that U.S. ISPs get away with charging $60 for a 10mbit connection and still pretend like we're hurting them by using what we bought.
A year or two back Time Warner’s Road Runner had test markets for a 40 gig cap, after a while they steered away from it for now. The way Time Warner is headed I’m sure the cap will be back soon.
The last few months Time Warner has been moving standard tier channels to the digital side “only viewable with the rental of a digital set top box and the fees that go along with it” Now on April 12th we will loose 5 more channels “Travel Channel, truTV,C-Span 2, CMT and ShopNBC to this stupid ploy to force us to rent a digital set top box to receive channels and pay the extra dollars…all the while our rates have been going up considerably but were still loosing channels, we also pay just over $21.00 a month to receive the local channels in this area that should be free.
When I removed the digital box about 2 years ago I was even getting charged rent on the damm remote to run the thing.
If I took my boots off I think that I could count the channels we have left with fingers and toes!!
That is unless I wanted to pay $160.00 to $200.00 a month.
I know some people around here that pay $240 a month for cable TV and internet with them.
Dtv works if your just replacing cable TV (unless your in an apartment then your stuck), but Time Warner has a monopoly on internet service most places it's available.
Also read not to long ago they are working to pass laws that would make it more difficult to run fiber to the home (aka FiOS). This type of anti-competitive behavior should be illegal instead of the norm.