Comcast plans to roll out data caps for all customers in next 5 years

  1. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,467   +289

    What if I was to tell you an 1080p Bluray rip that is encoded to h264 of a movie like Robocop is 14.3GB.. Now that drops to 2 movies a month. Sure you could argue that in this particular instance if you downloaded that it would be piracy and it is 'illegal', but if you can get 10 'HD' movies in 30 gigs, vs 2 'hd' movies, I'd question the actual quality of your 'hd' source.

  2. Really nestorius???

    Now we have 4 people in our house hold. 3 computers, 2 laptops, 2 Playstations, Voip Telephone service, and a Smart TV. Believe me, it adds up quicker than you think. 250 Gig or even 300 isn't much any more. And with faster Internet speeds, those Data caps get smaller still. I've gone to 280 in one month, just after Comcast suspended their projected 250 cap.

    Now please wake up, if not now, you will, as your Comcast bill keeps getting bigger, you'll notice your services get smaller!
  3. DjKraid

    DjKraid TechSpot Maniac Posts: 617   +14

    What's the point in adding data caps...they only loose customers with **** like that. I also work for an ISP and here there are no limits, or well there's of course "speedlimits" depending on what connection/contract/system you have. There's not even data caps on mobile connections here, you can basically donwload and upload as much as you want over 3G and 4G for the monthly fee...and for the tiny monthly fee you also get unlimited calls (within Finland and no service numbers), unlimited mms and sms. 3G version is less than 20€/mo and then the 4G version of that is less than 25€/mo.
    Earlier there was data caps here too but they have got removed a while ago and the data caps here wasn't even the same as these ones in this article. The data cap that we had here basically only on the mobile side meant that you got the max dl speed that was available at your area at the time and when the data cap hit you then your connection got a "lower priority" which in its turn basically meant that the connection got a tiny bit slower...
    So why this tarded data cap now..? -it won't hit me but still, it's pretty pointless imo...
  4. @ DjKraid
    What's the point in adding data caps...they only loose customers with **** like that. I also work for an ISP and here there are no limits, or well there's of course "speedlimits" depending on what connection/contract/system you have. There's not even data caps on mobile connections here, you can basically donwload and upload as much as you want over 3G and 4G for the monthly fee...and for the tiny monthly fee you also get unlimited calls (within Finland and no service numbers), unlimited mms and sms. 3G version is less than 20?/mo and then the 4G version of that is less than 25?/mo.

    Earlier there was data caps here too but they have got removed a while ago and the data caps here wasn't even the same as these ones in this article. The data cap that we had here basically only on the mobile side meant that you got the max dl speed that was available at your area at the time and when the data cap hit you then your connection got a "lower priority" which in its turn basically meant that the connection got a tiny bit slower...

    So why this tarded data cap now..? -it won't hit me but still, it's pretty pointless imo...

    It is because in Europe, you guys have free market, you guys have real choices, in the United States we have monopolies, that offer the service they want, at a price they want and users aren't able to do anything, other than using or not using the service!
  5. Camikazi

    Camikazi TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 332   +56

    For a single person household maybe 300GB is enough but when you have 6 people each of them having a computer and using Netflix/Youtube in the same house then no it is no where near enough. Hell if you have enough video happy friends on Facebook you can use up quite a bit of bandwidth just on those alone let alone watching other things. Also what you need to remember is even day to day websites use up MUCH more data then they did years ago, everything is much higher bandwidth use now and with multiple people all using at the same time it adds up very quickly. I have a friend who goes beyond 8GB a month on his cell phone and that is just using Facebook, Youtube and Netflix just one person without a computer so the streams are all lower speeds, and no he does not download things.
  6. DjKraid

    DjKraid TechSpot Maniac Posts: 617   +14

    Well there are monopolies here too even tho that's supposedly illegal...and yet it's the state who upkeep them... anyhow, it's mostly the customers/consumers here who demand for things to change and that usually results in changes. Somehow I don't see how the consumers there couldn't be able to get the companies to change their ways in the favor of the consumers :/


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