Rumor: Comcast mulling 250GB/month download caps

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Comcast doesn’t like its customers. Well, not all of them, especially those who actually take advantage of the massive amounts of bandwidth it makes available, and is preparing to penalize those of you (or of us) that download tons of content. Rumors from Broadband Reports, the excellent connectivity ratings site, show that Comcast might be considering 250GB per month caps on individual lines. That really isn’t a lot of data, especially if you work from home and use your connection to download docs or other files from your work servers.

Comcast is already on the hook for arbitrarily sending out “dude, you’re downloading too much” letters to customers, but this is just getting silly. If as an ISP it’s going to offer unlimited bandwidth, it needs to truly be unlimited, or else we’re going back to the 25MB a month AOL stuff from the mid ’90s.

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