Monday, November 30, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Amazon Unveils New Drone For Prime Air Delivery
Google Glass Evoluion Could Be A Monocle
NSA's Phone Surveillance Program Changes
Lenovo and Razer Partner to Make Gaming PCs
LG Display Makes Huge Investment in OLED Panels
Sony To Bring Remote Play Feature To PS4
MINIX NEO U1 Media Hub for Android Coming Next Week
Samsung Joins Audi’s Progressive SemiConductor Program
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > General Computing > Comcast...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, August 29, 2008
Comcast Makes Monthly Internet Cap Official

U.S.' second-largest Internet service provider, Thursday said it would set an official limit on the amount of data subscribers can download and upload each month.

On Oct. 1, the cable company will update its user agreement to say that users will be allowed 250 gigabytes of traffic per month, the company announced on its Web site.

Comcast has already reserved the right to cut off subscribers who use too much bandwidth each month, without specifying exactly what constitutes excessive use.

"We've listened to feedback from our customers who asked that we provide a specific threshold for data usage and this would help them understand the amount of usage that would qualify as excessive," the company said in a statement on its Web site.

Customers who go over the limit are contacted by the company and asked to curb their usage.

"We know from experience the vast majority of customers we ask to curb usage do so voluntarily," the company said.

Comcast floated the idea of a 250 gigabyte cap in May and mentioned then that it might charge users $15 for every 10 gigabytes they go over, but the overage fee was missing in Thursday's announcement.

Curbing the top users is necessary to keep the network fast and responsive for other users, Comcast has said.

Comcast stressed that the bandwidth cap is far above the median monthly usage of its customers, which 2 to 3 gigabytes.

Very few subscribers use more than 250 gigabytes, it said. A user could download 125 standard-definition movies, about four per day, before hitting the limit.

The cap is also above those of some other ISPs. Cox Communications' monthly caps vary from 5 gigabytes to 75 gigabytes depending the subscriber's plan. Cable Inc. is testing caps between 5 gigabytes and 40 gigabytes in one market.

Blu-ray Disc Approaches 'Tipping Point' in Drive to Enter European Mainstream Markets        All News        New Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500 Camera Captures HD Video
Microsoft to Buy     General Computing News      IE8 May Block Ads, Focuses on Web Privacy

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
ARM Unveils Technologies to Speed-Up Deployment of IoT Devices
Intel Unveils New IoT Platform
Intel Introduces Smart Tiny House Concept For IoT Connected Devices
Google Releases Source Code For Brillo OS
New York Attorney To Probe ISP's Internet Speeds
Amazon Launches App Developing Platform For IoT
MediaTek Invests In Ecosystem To Drive IoT Strategy
Comcast Announces New 'Watchable' Video Streaming Service
Report Reveals the Web's Shadiest Neighborhoods
IBM and ARM Collaborate to Accelerate Delivery of Internet of Things
Samsung IoT Device Will Take Care Of Your Sleep
Samsung Opens IoT Development Platform

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .