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The short answer is "yes." This has been a known fact for our members for years now and you will find below a sampling of the most recent discussions on the topic.

Do not post another thread on this topic. After reading the posts in the links below, if you're sure you have something new to add, post it here --> »The Bandwidth Limits/Congestion Management Topic


While not actually a bandwidth limits/abuse thread, this one may be of interest as a related topic ---> »Bandwidth Monitor for Computers-Suggestions?

Consider reading the following threads to see if your information has already been posted or your questions already answered:

»[Speed] CC Throttles my 8meg to 5meg-Powercycle Resolves It
»Is "measurement" subject to state weights & measurements law
»Today's Bandwidth Limits Thread
»Did anybody else get the new AUP in their email?
»Comcast 250GB limit
»[Speed] Comcast to throttle individual users; all protocols
»[POLL] Do you agree with Comcast's new AUP ?
»Comcast switches CNET reader to an unlimited account??
»Comcast has new Acceptable Use Policy besides the 250GB cap
»Comcast + Olympics = Termination?
»IMPORTANT: If you are planning on canceling because of caps
»It's official: Comcast starts 250GB bandwidth caps October 1
»Another bandwidth limits abuse discussion
»Got a warning from comcast? use tvtonic or utorrent?
»Comcast Bandwidth Abuse/Limits - Discuss here only
»Concerned about Comcast HSI download limits
»Data transfer limit not changed on 50/6 tier service in MN
»Got 'the call' again... haven't had internet for 8 months...
»Well it happened... large digital downloads
»[News] Comcast Clarifies Bandwidth Banning - Invisicap Revealed!
»[News] Comcast Shows How Not to Win Friends
»[Business] Comcast Bandwidth Bullies!
»Well Just Got my First Bandwidth Notice From Comcast.. LOL
»Washington Post On Comcast Caps
»Washington Post: Shutting Down Big Downloaders
»[Connectivity] comcast drops/ban my connection.....
»New information about bandwidth limits!
»[Newsgroups] Newsgroups How much is too much?
»Mysterious Caps?
»if you think comcast's unwritten download caps are bad.....
»Comcast gave me a number for bandwidth usage
»I got "the call" from Comcast. Another Cap story.
»I want Comcast to take my money. Any non-standard options?
»Invisible Cap Would Comcast suspend account without warning?
»[Connectivity] Contacted by Comcast Abuse Dept Today...
»What providers have the highest dl ul caps or no caps?
»Comcast throttling high bandwidth users secretly.
»How much is too much
»Abuse line calls us because we CONTACTED the business dept?
»Comcast Workplace
»Comcast cut us off
»[Connectivity] Class action against Comcast for not disclosing c
»You think Comcast is tough on caps? Check out Speakeasy
»Comcast again starts to cut off Internet bandwidth hogs
»[News] Comcast Terminating Service of Power Users
»Internet got cancelled
»[Connectivity] Account Suspended?
»Whine, whine, whine...
»Article on Comcast Download Limits
»[Bandwidth Abuse] comcast asked us not to use VPN
»Comcast & using too much bandwidth
»Comcast Admits Caps @ 200GB/month!!
»Comcast Bandwidth limit?
»Unlimited Bandwidth Entitlement - Who pays?
»Comcast Representitive said no transfer limit
»Any New Updates on Comcast Abuse Calls
»May have a problem after the Comcast switch....
»Comcast usage "Abuse"?
»Comcast Does It Again - HSI Cancellation
»Comcast abuse phone call.
»Booted from Comcast
»[Connectivity] Do Support and Abuse dept talk to each other?
»Got Calculator?
»Acct suspended - Abuse Dept?
»Comcast Suspend Service for "Security Reasons"
»[Split] A Bandwidth Cap Discussion
»Should I Be Concerned About Download Cap
»"monthly bandwidth limits"!?!?
»[Connectivity] My account was suspended for exceeding the in
»[News] Comcast imposing invisible caps again
»Is Comcast still sending bw abuse letters?
»[Speed] U/L and D/L limits? Caps? Etc.
»Anyone got "The Letter" or call since the upgrade?
»Comcast Bandwidth Exceeded Notice!!!

•Those are only a sampling of the most recent threads on this topic, just in case somebody thinks this is news to us. If, after reading all those, you honestly think you have something new to report or discuss, please contact a forum mod before starting yet another thread on this subject.

Archive: Bandwidth Abuse Suspension Information:

Q: Does switching to a "Pro" account keep you from getting the letter?
A: The following BBR users have reported getting the letter with a "Pro" account:
Reddking See Profile »Re: anyone got a letter on a pro account? jsbthree See Profile »Re: My experience with Comcast bandwidth suspensio
Q: If I want to complain to someone, or ask questions who should I talk to?
A: A good source of information:
»A Resource Guide for Complaints Against Comcast
Q: How can I estimate my internet usage?
A: Try this tool:
»www.numion.com/Calculators/index.html
Q: How can I monitor my internet usage?
A: This thread has a lot of information about monitoring software:
»Banned Users Need Network Monitoring Software?
Q: What is the "limit"?
A: The following is a non-exhaustive list of people's reported bandwidth usage who have received a letter:
(Warning: Most of the reported numbers are stated to be estimates)
Reported usage is for a months time and the date is when the letter was received.
95GB Down 61GB Up
Irving TX, December 03?
»Re: Help Please..I got the dreaded "letter"
60GB Down 20GB Up
»Re: My experience with Comcast bandwidth suspensio
60GB Down 30GB Up
»Re: My experience with Comcast bandwidth suspensio
100GB Down 14GB Up
Los Angeles, CA, December 03
»Re: My experience with Comcast bandwidth suspension
110GB Down
Albuquerque, NM, December 03
»Re: My experience with Comcast bandwidth suspension
40GB Down 11GB Up
Millville, NJ, December 03
»Re: My experience with Comcast bandwidth suspension
180GB Down 10GB Up
Naperville, IL, January 04
»Re: My experience with Comcast bandwidth suspension
135GB Down 1.5GB Up
Monongahela, PA, January 04
»Re: My experience with Comcast bandwidth suspension
250GB Down
Manassas, VA, August 03
»Re: Comcast Bandwidth Exceeded Notice!!!
100GB Down 17GB UP
Philadelphia, PA, September 03
»Re: exessive use of service ----WHAT I DID TO GET
»Re: Comcast Account Suspended for going over "limi
80GB total
December 03
»Re: My experience with Comcast bandwidth suspension

Unconfirmed Comcast comments on what the limit is:
Q: What is the excessive bandwidth use threshold?
A: There is no predetermined bandwidth usage threshold. It is important to note that customers who are being contacted show bandwidth usage that skews quite disproportionately high as compared to overall average bandwidth use.
Q: About how much bandwidth are these excessive users consuming?
A: There is no predetermined bandwidth threshold. However, the amount of bandwidth that an excessive user may consume may be analogous to downloading 90 movies or 4,500 movie trailers in a single month.

»Comcast APU Customer Protocol!!

*This FAQ is based on user knowledge from a volunteer core of BroadbandReports' members. This FAQ in no way constitutes official information from Comcast or any of its affiliates.

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last modified: 2008-11-02 09:01:55