Saturday, March 17, 2018
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Go On Sale
Samsung in Talks With Boeing to Bring Mobile Tech To Planes
Samsung's Galaxy S9 Said to Use Chinese Optical Parts
Facebook Lite to Come in the U.S. and Elsewhere
Android Wear Becomes Wear OS by Google
U.S. Sanctions Russian Cyber Actors for Cyber-Attacks
Microsoft Launches $250,000 Security Bounty
Intel to Bring Hardware-based Protection to Data Center and PC Processors
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 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
Mozilla's "Project Things" Framework Connects Your Devices to the Web
Samsung Announces First Open Connectivity Foundation 1.3 Certified System-on-Module
China's Xi Says Country's Door To The Internet World Will Open Wider
Samsung Unveils New Hardware/Software Turn-Key Solution For IoT Data Security
Samsung Unifies IoT Services Under SmartThings, Announces Bixby 2.0, AR Capabilities to Galaxy smartphones, a 360 Round Camera
Dell is Doubling Down on the Internet of Things
Samsung Electronics to Unveil Smart IoT System For Buildings
Intel Secure Device Onboard Makes onboarding of Billions of Devices Simpler
LG Joins the Xfinity TV Partner Program
Comcast Launches New Network and System Managing Platform for Businesses
Samsung Begins Mass Production of Exynos i T200 IoT Chip
New Samsung ARTIK Platform Accelerates IoT

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .