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AVonGauss
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Re: The real reason for the cap ~by IPPlanMan~

Strangely, I don't believe that is what I said. I also believe we discussed the business tiers several (several) pages back.


IPPlanMan
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Comcast doesn't want alternative video sources gaining a foothold in the residential market. Hence, they have implemented a cap under the guise of excessive use. They are not applying this policy to the business tiers because these activities are not a threat in this space. Furthermore, the fact that the cap doesn't increase under Docsis 3.0 means that it's all about protecting Comcast's ondemand and premium channels. I find it very suspicious that excessive use under Docsis 3.0 is exactly the same.
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C_Chipperson
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We regularly watch movies/tv shows through Netflix streaming on our Xbox 360. I've never broken 40GB/month. Comcast seems to be more than happy to deliver the service to us!

On the other hand, If I was unemployed and had nothing to do but watch streaming video 24/7 then I would be upset about the cap.

EDIT - THIS POST IS IN RESPONDS TO IPPLANMAN'S CLAIM THAT COMCAST HAS PUT IN A CAP TO DISCOURAGE 3RD PARTY VIDEO STREAMING


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said by C_Chipperson:

We regularly watch movies/tv shows through Netflix streaming on our Xbox 360. I've never broken 40GB/month. Comcast seems to be more than happy to deliver the service to us!

On the other hand, If I was unemployed and had nothing to do but watch streaming video 24/7 then I would be upset about the cap.
You do not have to be watching 24/7 to run afoul of the 250 GB cap, actually using the connection only less than 3 hrs/day would be enough. However, your negative connotation that only unemployed watching 24/7 would run afoul of the cap is noted.
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I agree with Sturm. You do not need to be unemployed to run afoul of your cap... Maybe you have multiple housemates... Maybe they like using the internet too. Keeping track of their usage with all the different meters on the computers is burdensome... but hey, I can understand why Comcast likes it that way... They don't want us actually using the internet anyway.
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C_Chipperson
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said by sturmvogel:

said by C_Chipperson:

We regularly watch movies/tv shows through Netflix streaming on our Xbox 360. I've never broken 40GB/month. Comcast seems to be more than happy to deliver the service to us!

On the other hand, If I was unemployed and had nothing to do but watch streaming video 24/7 then I would be upset about the cap.
You do not have to be watching 24/7 to run afoul of the 250 GB cap, actually using the connection only less than 3 hrs/day would be enough. However, your negative connotation that only unemployed watching 24/7 would run afoul of the cap is noted.
I was replying to IPPlanMan's theory that Comcast implemented the cap to curb 3rd party video streaming. Your irrelevent retort is noted.


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said by C_Chipperson:

On the other hand, If I was unemployed and had nothing to do but watch streaming video 24/7 then I would be upset about the cap.
Or, if you had a house full of kids or your own content you wished to distribute or... (insert other things supporting my view that the Internet needs to be different things for different people).
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C_Chipperson
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said by funchords:

said by C_Chipperson:

On the other hand, If I was unemployed and had nothing to do but watch streaming video 24/7 then I would be upset about the cap.
Or, if you had a house full of kids or your own content you wished to distribute or... (insert other things supporting my view that the Internet needs to be different things for different people).
True, 7 kids plus a spouse each using 28 GB/month would be annoying

However, I was ONLY responding to IPPlanMan's claim that Comcast is capping usage to discourage 3rd party video streaming.

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