Mountain View, CA
Vague usage definition
Because ISPs apparently have brain damage when it comes to the concept of network traffic being *bidirectional*, I'd like to know if the cap being deployed applies to upload, download, a combination of both, or each independently?
Karl Bode , can you find this out?
The website implies it's the combination of the two, but the lack of definitive answer is unacceptable. Comcast needs to state it.
And why is this concept so hard for ISPs to understand? Co-location providers have no problem in this regard (it's in your SLA, and most of the time specifically refers to upload traffic).
Personally? I'm not too worried about the cap. My usage so far this year (March and April were busy months):
WAN Bandwidth - Monthly
Date Download Upload Total
Aug 2008 18.62 GB 5.25 GB 23.87 GB
Jul 2008 29.72 GB 6.10 GB 35.82 GB
Jun 2008 17.35 GB 15.78 GB 33.13 GB
May 2008 38.12 GB 28.71 GB 66.83 GB
Apr 2008 54.46 GB 32.70 GB 87.16 GB
Mar 2008 60.42 GB 28.61 GB 89.03 GB
Feb 2008 1.27 GB 0.83 GB 2.10 GB
Making life hard for others since 1977.
I speak for myself and not my employer/affiliates of my employer.