Aug 29 2008
Starting October 1, Comcast will start capping its customers' Internet use. The cap will be set at 250 GB which is quite high. It's the equivalent of 124 standard definition movies. Comcast has, in the past, blocked traffic without informing consumbers by blocking peer to peer applications like BitTorrent. Time Warner and Comcast will look at usage billing, much like cell phone companies.
It is a bit of irony that cell phone carriers are moving to all you can eat pricing while broadband companies are moving backward to consumption based billing. I can't help but wonder if this will move individuals toward buying broadband service from cell companies. My Sprint Wireless access is under $50 per month and has no caps and I can take it on the road with me.