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jsgiv

join:2009-03-01
Woodstock, GA
reply to IPPlanMan

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

To clarify - (since you've forgotten your own post):

said by IPPlanMan:

Well how about that...

No reports of the network grinding to a halt either...

A scam indeed....

How likely is a business to use iTunes/Apple TV, Netflix streaming, Vudu...

The answer is that they aren't.

So here's the real reason for the cap:
They are used in the residential market. The real reason for the 250GB cap is to prevent these aforementioned services from posing a real threat to Comcast's Premium channels and onDemand, a revenue stream that comes in on top of people's cable bills, not to mention CDV which doesn't count against the cap either.
To which the question posed was "Do you agree?" - I guess - to your stated opinion?

Which some how, after AVonGauss responded quite explicitly to the negative, with additional detail with regards to his opinion of the cap, turned into:

said by IPPlanMan:

So you agree with Comcast's position that 250GB is excessive use for residential use even though no such policy exists for the business tiers, not to mention the fact that the cap remains EXACTLY the same as before?

Please explain.
And for the record - no I don't agree with your post/opinion either - but for differing reasons than others. Primarily - you make the assumption that all/majority of users of Comcast HSI use the service for "competing" products as compared to Comcast's OnDemand, etc.

I don't use my service for supplanting TV/Video service - nor do I have other Comcast Services at the moment (i.e. Comcast Cable / VOIP). I use it for *internet* access - if I want to watch TV / Videos - that's what my DirecTV / DVD / DVR are for..

Obviously others do use it for these purposes (to the tune of 715 GB in a single month) - and then question why they're being flagged as an "excessive" user.
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IPPlanMan
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reply to jsgiv

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

said by jsgiv:

I don't use my service for supplanting TV/Video service - nor do I have other Comcast Services at the moment (i.e. Comcast Cable / VOIP). I use it for *internet* access - if I want to watch TV / Videos - that's what my DirecTV / DVD / DVR are for..
That's fine. You can do that. And if someone uses more than 250GB, are you really going to notice that they do? My whole point is that this an arbitrary amount, which coincidentally is exactly an order of Magnitude greater than their 250MB quota for emails. they have a traffic management system and they still need a cap? Doesn't make sense.

You aren't a Comcast TV Customer, but the principle is the same. Direct TV is happy that you're using their service instead of Comcast's Internet to watch shows. Comcast wishes that you used their TV service for TV and internet for internet. That's exactly what they want. They don't want to lose their TV business to people who only want to pay for the internet service... under the guise that 250GB is "excessive use"... and this is in spite of the fact that there is no similar cap for the business tiers, nor does the cap increase under Docsis 3.0 for the residential tiers... and it's the residential tiers that are directly engaged in using these other services like iTunes/AppleTV/Vudu/Netflix, etc.... Probably Slingbox as well.

Comcast apparently isn't concerned with Business users using these services, which is why there's no "excessive use" cap stated.

People don't get to their cap by checking their email. People get to the cap by doing audio/video, etc.
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