Santa Cruz, CA
Who said you had to be a bandwidth hog to consume 250GB per month?
Who made the assumption you had to consume anything to get 250GB of data routed to your IP address?
I would feel sorry for the person who mistakenly (or not) got victimized by a DOS attack and ended up with hundreds of gigs of data routed to their monthly bill.
And it doesnt require a DOS attack for that to happen either. A miss-configured router or a botched DNS record and your saddled with an astronomical bill.
Will on demand and SDV be capped as well?
Will cable box data downloads be part of your data use?
Limmed HD and high box fees also come with that.
rcn has more HD and ATT u verse has more as well.
direct tv is a lot better and it costs less with 90+ HD.
NFL and BIG10 is free with them and there DVR plan is less as well.
I Will take DSL over this and you will pay less with no caps and no peak time slow down.
|reply to davepk |
Most people won't know what a DOS attack is, or how to check if they are getting one, or know how to detect it in the heat of battle. They will just call Comcast CS screaming when they get the bill, and Comcast CS will brush them off, and then they will either goto slow DSL or call a TV station or the Consumerist.
Eventually Comcast might direct its CS Agents to issue credits whenever someone complains hard enough, kinnda like $5K of international data roaming charges on an iPhone.
Also Comcast might be required by law to offer DOS filtering on request/demand, or else be sued out of existence for profiting and damaging (customer) from their own negligence
There is the possibility Comcast will just firewall (no incoming connections) all Comcast customers by default and offer unfirewalled for an extra monthly fee + legalese/fine print to pay all overages for all DOS attacks or only offer unfirewalled connections on business tiers. Most people will never notice being firewalled. Email, VPNs, and web browsing and downloading dont need it. Only P2P and some forms of Video Conferencing and VOIP need it (those without central servers to relay traffic through). Also firewalling would allow Comcast to save money by putting all users through NAT and save on IPs and sell off excess blocks or prevent having to buy new ones in the future.