I got two warning letters. They said one more and I would be cut off. The thing of it was I had no idea what the limits were. I finally called them and asked for the limits on their 15/2 plan. They said it's 80Gigs down and 45Gigs up. Since then I havent went over their limits.
They have a site you can check once an hour to see what your usage is for the month. It also lists your previous months usage. You can find it at »www.engr.ptd.net/
and then click on Residential Cable Modem Utilization. Just click it once. It can take a few seconds to show the chart but you can only check once an hour. If you click it twice it won't show your info.
I do agree that bandwidth caps stink. I came from OOL with 30/5 speeds and no caps. Verison Fios has similar packages. This tells me it's certainly possible and profitable to offer a service with high speed and no caps. This also tells me having these caps is either pure greed or not having the business sense to upgrade their networks. I don't appreciate these letters stating I'm "abusing" their network. Everyone knows in this digital age everything is downloadable. Theres plenty of legal services that offer 6GB+ movies, 12GB games, etc.
PTD's only option for removing the caps is getting a business plan which is like 5 times as much for half the speed and you also have to sign a contract. Not very economical. In any case I think they only suspend your account for a month or so, then you can reconnect. Good luck to you.