Recently I was having speed issues so I called tech support.
I was almost immediately told my Down Load usage was some what high.
I checked the TOS on this »www.mchsi.com/help/read/publishe···11-22.02
and of course it is very vague and written to support Mediacom. There was no mention of what amount of usage is acceptable or not.
But left at their discretion.
Here is part of what Mediacom writes from their tos:Bandwidth, Data Storage and Other Limitations
You must comply with the bandwidth usage, data storage and other limitations on the Service that are in effect from time to time. If your usage exceeds these limitations, Mediacom may, at its sole discretion, charge you for the excess usage, reduce transmission speed or other Service parameters, limit, suspend or terminate the Service or take other actions.
One of my Admins on my site (Hosted on another server of course) contacted me about a letter he got from Rogers Communications concerning bandwidth.
Rogers wrote him saying he Down Loaded 250 gigs in one month.
Now a letter saying this month he passed 95 gig.
Impossible. He is not running a server and not doing any major downloading.
I'm posting this as I am concerned a change could be going on in the industry and I am concerned what and where this may be going.
If this is the practice of ISP's then beware...Rogers is charging $1.50 a gig if you go over your 95 gig limit.
They determine how much you dl and upload. What they say goes. You have no way to prove otherwise.
Some people have even been lowered to a lite service with no option to say yes or no.
Now Rogers is doing pop ups in your browser..Yes!!! Sending an Unsolicited feed. Yes even in Firefox... The pop up reads something like this:Rogers
An important message about your Rogers Hi-Speed Internet Service
Our records show your household has 100% of the 95 GB month usage allowance provided with your Rogers Hi-Speed Internet Extreme service.
You will not be charged for additional usage at this time. June will be the first month when usage over your allowance will be billed to you. Most of our customers will see these charges on their July invoice.
To track your usage and learn more, visit rogers.com/keepingpace
I acknowledge that I have received this message.
You will continue to receive notifications if you reach 100% of your monthly usage allowance in the future.
I decided to post here on our Mediacom forum as this is something that needs to be watched closely.
Many are now complaining that Rogers bandwidth counter must be whacked.
Watch this link as well:
»[ Extreme] Overusage Reminder Banners while you surf now?!--